Cows milking it over sanction-hit Qatar
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English cows' milk is being exported to sanctions-hit Qatar

Milk from cows on Midlands farms is making a 3,000-mile trip to Qatar as it faces sanctions imposed by four neighbouring Arab states.

It takes four days for the goods - exported by Birmingham company Y International - to arrive there, where a two-litre bottle of milk from sites in Shropshire and Staffordshire sells for more than £5.

The milk - which arrives in liquid rather than powdered form - is a business boost for dairy farmers who say they are getting a guaranteed price.

  • 28 Sep 2017
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