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Oman's $260m Mazoon Dairy to commence operations in July 2019

Oman Food Investment Holding Co is developing the dairy farm that will produce 200 million litres of milk annually

OFIC is developing Oman's Mazoon Dairy [representational image].
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OFIC is developing Oman's Mazoon Dairy [representational image].

Construction work on the $260m (OMR100m) Mazoon Dairy, planned to become Oman's largest dairy, is 80% complete, with developer Oman Food Investment Holding Co (OFIC) set to open the facility in July 2019.

According to project listings portal ProTenders, Mazoon Dairy is expected to house 25,000 Holstein-Friesian cows in the next 10 years. 

Located in Oman's Al Sunayah area, Mazoon Dairy will produce more than 200 million litres of milk annually by 2026, with its capacity set to increase to 900 million litres by 2040, reported Muscat Daily.

Speaking to Muscat Daily during Mazoon Dairy’s brand launch in April 2019, chief executive officer of of OFIC, Eng Saleh al Shanfari, said: “Our herd’s size is growing and we expect total number of milking animals to reach 5,000 by the end of this year."

Al Adrak Trading and Contracting is building the farm, which also features a feeding centre, milking parlours, staff accommodation, a management office building, and a road network.

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