Angus Express loading at the Port of Olympia, June 23, 2017
Photo credit: Tom Banse, Northwest News Network
– “Moo-ve ‘Em Out: Nautical Cattle Drive Ships Dairy Cows From Northwest To Vietnam”
“More than 1,500 dairy cows embarked on a long voyage Friday from the Pacific Northwest to Vietnam.”
“These commercial transactions support a Vietnamese goal to increase fresh milk production, so eventually every child there has the opportunity to drink a glass of fresh milk daily.
This latest shipment from Olympia involved 1,634 head on a specialized livestock carrier named the Angus Express. The voyage to Nghi Son Port in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, is scheduled to take close to three weeks.”
“Before loading, the herd was held for observation at an export quarantine farm near Yelm, Washington [Schorno Agri-Business]. There, veterinarians held back any animals that showed signs of illness or disease,” by Tom Bans, Northwest News Network.