EghtesadOnline: Two Mongolian meat companies, Eco Food Trading LLC and Darkhan Meat Foods LLC, have begun jointly exporting meat to Iran as part of an agreement to ship 4,000 tons of lamb meat.
With around 61 million livestock, Mongolia has the potential to become a major provider of meat, the Mongolian newspaper UB Post reported. The agreement to supply 4,000 tons of lamb will require 250,000 sheep, according to experts. Economists have estimated that Mongolia has the capacity to export five million livestock or around 100,000 tons of meat every year. “Our factory has the capacity to sort and package 20 tons of meat. We are packaging the meat in accordance to the standards of Iran,” said the Director of Darkhan Meat Foods LLC M. Enkhbaatar. At the ceremony of the first shipment on June 29, Mongolian Minister of Food and Agriculture P. Sergelen highlighted the importance of the national agenda to improve livestock health, Financial Tribune reported.