Australia to ship dairy heifers to Sri Lanka

20 April 2017 03:25 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


West Australian cattle exporter Wellard will soon be looking for dairy heifers from Australia to fill contracts it has in Sri Lanka.

The company has sourced 2000 pregnant Friesian-Jersey cross heifers from New Zealand as the first shipment to fill a 20,000 head contract.

Wellard breeding and dairy general manager Colin Webb said the NZ shipment was timed to coincide with the completion of cattle handling and dairies being built in Sri Lanka.

“Our next consignment will be sourced from Australia and we will be seeking similar categories of heifers once we start our Australian procurement program,” Mr Webb said.

Wellard said the live cattle export program would help Sri Lanka produce fresh milk for the local market rather than rely on expensive, imported milk powder.

The company is also supplying nutrition, herd management, animal welfare, veterinary and milk quality advice as part of the contract.(The Weekly Times)

  Comments - 5

  • gobbaya Thursday, 20 April 2017 04:01 PM

    we can give back local pure bred donkeys...just need to round them up from diyawannawaprovincial councils & divisional via DM Android App

    Janarth Thursday, 20 April 2017 04:08 PM

    This will be same as consuming milk powder. Jersey cows milk contains A1 protein which cause bunch of diseases and not good for human. Instead government should look to develop local breeds which have A2 protein, better for human consumption.

    alex Thursday, 20 April 2017 04:34 PM

    Let us exchange the cattle with our politicians.

    Philip Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:57 PM

    A2 protein is produced by Friesian cows - hence the choice of Jersey/Friesian breeds.

    seqi Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:03 PM

    better to drink goats milk less phlegm problems and closer to human milk.......dairy is a con via DM Android App

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