South Korean cow in Nepal gives birth to calves locally, contributing to the development of dairy farming in Nepal

Published Feb 14, 2024

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A South Korean dairy cow, donated to Nepal by Sunheung Ranch, has given birth to a calf, marking the first overseas birth of a Korean cow. The cow, named 'Tosil', was impregnated through artificial insemination and the calf, 'Gamsa', will be raised and then delivered to other impoverished farms. This is part of the 'Send 101 Dairy Cows to Nepal' project by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), which aims to boost Nepal's dairy farming sector, accounting for 9% of the country's GDP, but with milk production only one-third of that in Korea.
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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Shin Seon-mi = A dairy cow that Korea sent to Nepal in December 2022 gave birth to a calf there. This is the first time that Korea has supported dairy cows overseas, and the first time that our cows have given birth locally. Hepher Korea, a private international development organization, announced on the 13th that a dairy cow that went to Nepal through the 'Send 101 Dairy Cows to Nepal' project recently succeeded in giving birth. Dairy cow 'Tosil' donated from Sunheung Ranch in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, became pregnant through artificial insemination on May 4 last year and gave birth to a healthy heifer in about 280 days. The Nepalese farm that received the calf named it 'Gamsa' to express gratitude to Korea for supporting the cow. The calves will be raised with their mothers at the farm and, once weaned, will be delivered to other impoverished farms nearby. Previously, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Seoul Milk ...
Source: Yna
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