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[ July 19, 2017   //   ]

Qatar Airways Cargo is flying out a herd cows to help get its home country’s dairy industry off the ground.

The first two shipments of 230 Holsteins – available in any colour you like, as long as it’s black and white – have been moved from Europe on a Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 freighter, the first part of a 4,000-head herd that marks the launch of a completely new industry for the State of Qatar.

Qatar Airways cargo chief, Ulrich Ogiermann, said: “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 coordination to ensure the flight from the points of origin to Doha was smooth and safe.”

The cargo carrier has been appointed to charter more than 20 cattle shipments from Europe, the US  and Australia in the next few weeks.

Qatar Airways Cargo is no stranger to moving vital supplies to Qatar. It recently undertook a Berlin-style airlift of food and grocery items to beat the blockade imposed by neighbouring countries on 5 June.

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