The Laidars G livestock breeders co-operative in Latvia is to hold negotiations with interested parties on exporting livestock to Sweden and Russia, according to Baltic Business News. The company are currently negotiating the export of 500-800 cattle a month to Arab states.

Latvia’s Central Statistical Office reports that the number of cattle in Latvia at the start of 2004 was 378,600 against 388,100 at the start of 2003.