Kazakhstan’s Cowboys Bullish on Russian Food Bans

Kazbeef’s Black Angus cows roam their pasture in Akmola Region north of Astana. Many of the mothers flew to Kazakhstan from North Dakota aboard Boeing 747s. (Photo: David Trilling)

Beibit Yerubayev stays up at night thinking about vaccinations and artificial insemination. The cowboy with an MBA says Kazakhstan’s beef industry was a mess when he entered it four years ago, plagued by small, disease-addled herds and no vaccines.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Kazakhstan’s Cowboys Bullish on Russian Food Bans

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