Some of the information I found regarding the Al-Safi Dairy from the online resource of Farming UK includes:
- Refrigeration units are needed to maintain an 80.6F temperature in the cow barns and mobile sunscreens protect the cows from scorching heat.
- The farm produces 220m litres of milk per annum, which supplies one-third of the country’s needs.
- Water is pumped from under ground at the temperature of 158F. Originally it was pumped from 200 meters underground and now from 2,000 meters.
- Saudi Arabia transformed itself in the 1980s into a significant wheat producer. The government guaranteed farmers a purchase price higher than the world market price and the country became self-sufficient in 1984.
105,000 includes all Saudi Arabia dairy farms combined.
Definitely shows dairy farming at a whole new level. We milk a little over 200 cows at our own family dairy farm.
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