QA Cargo transports 4,000 cows to meet Qatar’s dairy needs

Qatar Airways Cargo, the cargo division of the Qatar’s national carrier, has announced that it has transported the country’s first two shipments of 230 Holstein cows from Europe on a Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 freighter. These initial shipments are part of a 4,000-head herd that marks the launch of a completely new industry for Qatar, the carrier has said in a press statement. Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer � Cargo, said: It is with utmost pride that we were given the opportunity to offer our expertise and services to support this momentous project. We are truly a part of history, helping launch the country’s newest industry, producing dairy products to meet local demand. The cattle charters involve a great deal of skill and co-ordination to ensure the flight from the points of origin to Doha was smooth and safe. With our extensive freighter fleet and state-of-the-art cargo facility at our Doha hub, we were able to meet our client Baladna Farm’s requirements with tailor-made solutions to transport the cattle from various continents swiftly into Doha. Our dedicated team at Qatar Airways Cargo is well-trained and our QR Live product is fully-compliant with IATA’s Live Animal Regulations to ensure safe and comfortable air transportation of live animals.

Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar