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Nonghyup exports bull semen to Malaysia, Uganda

Dec 28,2017
Korea’s agricultural cooperative said Wednesday that it has exported Korean dairy cattle’s semen to Malaysia and Uganda for artificial insemination.

NongHyup Agribusiness Group under the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, also known as Nonghyup, said it has shipped 1,500 units and 5,000 units of artificial-insemination purpose semen to Malaysia and Uganda, respectively.

Nonghyup said this is the first time Korea is shipping the products to a Southeast Asian country. The federation said it has exported the products to Uganda for four consecutive years.

The latest project paves the way for Korea’s dairy industry to tap deeper into the Southeast Asian market at a time when the Malaysian government has been seeking to expand production of milk products.

The Dairy Cattle Improvement Center under Nonghyup said the productivity of Korean dairy cattle is three times higher than those of Malaysian cows, claiming the project will lend support to the Malaysian milk industry.