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Malaga goats exported to Russia for cheese

A Malaga goat.
A Malaga goat. / SUR
  • While Russia prohibited imports of European Union food products three years ago, the ruling does not apply to live animals

Russian company, Innovation and Technology in Livestock, has announced that it is exporting live goats to Russia to develop the goat's cheese market there. While Russia prohibited imports of European Union food products three years ago, the ruling does not apply to live animals.

The company has said that it has already taken five Murciano-Granadino goats to Russia and 140 more are currently on their way.

They added that they plan to export between 2,000 and 3,000 more by the end of this year, including the Malaga goat, also known as Cabrama.

As well as live goat imports, the company is also planning to take semen from goats in Andalucía with a view to artificially reproducing the animals in Russia.