Saudi Milk Production: Expansion and Feedstock Worries

Saudi dairy giant Almarai, which has farms with 135,000 cows is concerned about rising feed prices, especially corn and soybeans.

It plans further expansion, even though the Saudi dairy industry has been attacked by a motion of the Majlis al-Shoura for its high water needs in the past.

This could lead to an increased interest in outsourcing water intensive production of green fodder like alfalfa. Almarai already acquired an Argentinian farm earlier this year.

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