First consignment of high breed Brazilian cattle under SIFC reaches Pakistan

Country: Pakistan
First consignment of high breed Brazilian cattle under SIFC reaches Pakistan
04 April 2024

The arrival of the first consignment of high-breed Brazilian cattle in Pakistan through the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) represents a significant development for the country's agriculture and livestock sector. This importation is a part of the Green Pakistan Livestock Initiative (GPLI), which aims to enhance the quality and productivity of local livestock.

The introduction of these genetically superior cattle is crucial for meeting the increasing demands for meat and milk in Pakistan. The consignment includes nine different breeds, integrating both Pakistani and Brazilian varieties, which is expected to enrich the genetic pool of the local livestock population.

The cattle arrived at Sialkot Airport and were subsequently transported to Okara, where they will undergo a two-week quarantine period as a precautionary measure to ensure they are free from diseases. The logistical operation involved chartering a Boeing 747 specifically for this purpose, which traveled from Sao Paulo to Sialkot, covering a distance of 9,044 miles. Notably, the journey included stopovers in Angola and Oman, setting a record for the longest livestock transport in history.

The initiative is spearheaded by Fongrow, a subsidiary of the Fauji Foundation, which brings with it a management team with extensive experience in livestock management. This concerted effort reflects a commitment to bolstering Pakistan's agriculture and livestock sector through strategic partnerships and initiatives like the GPLI.

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