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Oman dairy giant to boost production after delivery of thousands of cows

Mazoon Dairy has received a new batch of 2,625 Holstein cows at its farm in Al-Sunainah to grow its herd to more than 7,000

Oman dairy giant to boost production after delivery of thousands of cows

The newly received batch of cows will be housed in a dedicated cowshed that meets the highest level of animal welfare standards.

Oman's flagship dairy company, Mazoon Dairy, has received a new batch of 2,625 Holstein cows at its farm in Al-Sunainah to grow its herd to more than 7,000.

The expansion is expected to support the company’s plan to grow production and commercial operations to cope with the increasing demand of dairy products.

It also supports the sultanate's plan to be dairy self-sufficient, the company said.

The newly received batch of cows will be housed in a dedicated cowshed that meets the highest level of animal welfare standards, it added in a statement.

Dr Arjun Subramanian, CEO Mazoon Dairy, said: “Mazoon Dairy is committed to ensuring the highest standards across the supply chain, and this includes ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of our cattle. Al Sunainah was selected as the site for the dairy facility because of the abundance of water, fertile soil, and a comfortable climate to accommodate the cattle."

Mazoon Dairy launched in the last quarter of 2019 its products range of fresh milk, Laban, flavored milk, and yogurt in all governorates across the sultanate.

The company added that it is planning to launch new varieties of dairies, juices, and cheeses to cope with demand.

Yousuf AlFazari, corporate affairs manager of Mazoon Dairy Company, said: "The arrival of the second batch of cows marks a significant step in our journey towards a more sustainable and productive growth phase for Mazoon Dairy and the Oman economy. It takes us closer to our larger goal of establishing the sultanate as a self-sufficient dairy producer and a hub for food manufacturing."

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