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Swiss cattle to graze in Kosovo

More cattle have been flown to Kosovo as part of Switzerland's development aid to the Serbian province ravaged by last year's conflict. Another 63 cows were flown from Zurich airport to Pristina.

This content was published on March 29, 2000 - 15:32

More cattle have been flown to Kosovo as part of Switzerland's development aid to the Serbian province ravaged by last year's conflict. Another 63 cows were flown from Zurich airport to Pristina.

The Swiss foreign ministry said that it planned to send a total of 1,000 cows to Kosovo by the end of the year. The ministry's Development Agency said the cows will be given to farmers to help breed more cattle and increase the output of milk production.

The ministry has earmarked SFr 4 million for the programme, which is run jointly with the Federal Office for Agriculture, the Veterinary Office and the main Farmers' Association.

The campaign began last September when 500 Swiss cows were flown out. In the meantime the herd has almost doubled.

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