Mongolia has full potential to meet domestic demand for milk

2022-05-19 12:39:13

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. President of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh became acquainted with the operations of ‘Max Agro’ LLC, which is based in Mandal soum of Selenge aimag.

In 2014, ‘Max’ Group and ‘Suu’ JSC imported 300 head of Holstein Friesian dairy cattle from the Slovak Republic, and established ‘Max Agro’ Intensive Livestock Farm.

‘Max Agro’ LLC annually receives about MNT 20 billion worth of milk from 2,500 suppliers and herders, supplying it to ‘Suu’ JSC. The company aims to further expand its activities by increasing the head of cattle from 500 to 1000. It also plans to bring the number of cooperatives established to 10 this year in order to support more herders in working together and putting their livestock animals into economic circulation.

“The sector needs to be supported comprehensively through measures such as creating the conditions for purchasing irrigation systems and farming equipment at discounted prices. Only 50 percent of the current consumption of milk in our country is supplied domestically. By establishing 30 modern farms equipped with advanced technology and about 9000 Holstein Friesian cattle, it will become possible to fully supply domestic demands, and begin exports from 2026,” said M.Bolod, Executive Director of ‘Suu’ JSC.