269 HIGH SORT COWS IMPORTED TO THE REPUBLIC FROM AUSTRIA
July 21, 2009
YEREVAN, JULY 21, ARMENPRESS: 269 cows of "Holshtinyan", "Simental" and
"Shwits" high sorts have been imported to the Republic from Austria
within the frames of the project "Development of Milk-breeding and
Cow-husbandry" financed by the state budget. In the upcoming days
120 of them will be rented to the "Shahumyan Agro-Service", and 149 –
to the "Arzni" LLC.
Armenian Agriculture Ministry told Armenpress that the above mentioned
animals, which give over 30-35 kg milk averagely (3 times more than
"Armenian Grey" cow), have a genetic potential and are adapted to
the Armenian climate.
A special account has been opened in the central treasury of the
Armenian Finance Ministry to collect the rents for the cows. In case
of implementing the obligations intended by the contract and paying
the rent the cows become the possession of the farmer in 4 years. The
project, which will continue till 2015, is aimed at radically improving
the milk cow-husnandry in Armenia.
Within the frames of the mentioned project, which has been operating
since October of 2007, 1065 cows have been imported to the Republic,
which have given birth to about 400 healthy calves.