Inbound air cargo to Doha: 4,000 cows

Inbound air cargo to Doha: 4,000 cows

Bloomberg is reporting that 4,000 cows have arrived in Doha from Germany (via Hungary) amid the political and economic blockade being imposed by some of the Gulf Cooperation Council states.

I haven’t been to the grocery store in a couple weeks, but it’ll be interesting to see if Power International Holding’s packaging for beef and dairy products will say, “Product of Qatar.”

Most of the beef here is from Australia and New Zealand. Up until recently, dairy products were predominantly from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (they’ve since been replaced by Turkish ones).

The loss of business for GCC exporters is being filled by others – a time honored economic tradition, of course, but not good for the overall Gulf economy.

Apparently more cows are being flown in from the States and Australia. Let’s hope the quality doesn’t take a hit!

One Reply to “Inbound air cargo to Doha: 4,000 cows”

  1. It reminds me of a childhood rhyme:
    birdie birdie in the sky,
    why’d you do that in my eye,
    I don’t holler, I don’t cry
    I’m just glad that cows don’t fly.

    Apparently, now they do.

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