Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cows Taking A Long Plane Ride

I came across this article in the Dickinson Press, and it caught my attention.    Not only is this company flying cows across the world, but this company is from North Dakota. 

ND firm sending 1st shipment of cows to Kazakhstan

A Bismarck business will ship 170 cows overseas in the coming week as part of a trade deal with beef producers in Kazakhstan.

Bill Price, president of Global Beef Consultants, told the Bismarck Tribune that the cows will go to two reproduction facilities and a feeding center. They're meant to help Kazakh beef producers improve their fledgling industry.

The cows, all angus and hereford, will be shipped by plane from the Fargo airport. It'll take about 18 hours to get to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

Price says the cattle shipment is the first in a series. The deal calls for 2,000 cattle to be shipped.

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