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Jakarta Post

Fresh milk producer imports cows

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Malang   /   Mon, December 15 2008   /  10:39 am

Due to increasing demand for fresh milk in Asia, fresh milk producer Greenfield has imported 360 pregnant cows from Australia to improve its production capacity. Greenfield processing manager Darmanto told The Jakarta Post here over the weekend his company, which had allocated Rp 108 billion (US$9.55 million) for the import program, would soon make a second import of the same number. With the pregnancies at up to six months, the number of the company's cows able to produce 26 liters each per day will double in the next three months, he said, adding the new cows would arrive at Juanda International Airport in a chartered cargo aircraft Tuesday. The increase in the number of cows is expected to boost the company's capacity to up to 150 tons of fresh milk per day, plus the 70 tons of fresh milk per day supplied by the Sekar Tanjung Milk Cooperatives (PKIS). &qu...