TheCattleSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the cattle industry

News

Australia to Ship Dairy Heifers to Sri Lanka

20 April 2017

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

According to Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror, 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 programme,” 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.

TheCattleSite News Desk

Top image via Shutterstock



Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Charismatic Cows and Beefcake Bulls