Largest cow farming project inaugurated in Ha Tinh

Friday, 2016-01-15 10:34:28
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Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate Phase 1 of the VND5 trillion project. (Credit: baohatinh.vn)
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NDO – Binh Ha Livestock Investment JSC inaugurated Phase I of its cow and beef cattle raising project in Cam Xuyen district, in central Ha Tinh province on January 15.

The Binh Has project, the largest of its kind in Ha Tinh, has been in place since April 2015 in its first phase with 30,000 livestock in Cam Xuyen and Ky Anh districts.

Currently, Binh Ha JSC has completed construction on 55 stables, eight processing facilities and a feed storage, along with electrical systems, offices, and operator houses. In addition, the company has planted 600 ha of elephant grass at a yield of 50 tonnes per ha. By the end of 2016, 168 cages for 60,000 beef cattle and 3,000 breeding cows will be set up, plus 1,600 ha of various types of grass planted.

Once put into full operation, the VND5 trillion (US$225 million) project will have a scale of over 254,000 cows a year, covering an area of 5,000 ha in Cam Quan, Cam Thinh, and Cam My communes of Cam Xuyen district and Ky Tay, Ky Hop, and Ky Lam communes in Ky Anh district.

Cows are raised at Binh Ha’s farm in Ha Tinh. (Credit: baohatinh.vn)

The project uses the latest technologies for raising cows and tending pastures, with drip irrigation technology from Israel and the Brahman breed of highly adaptability to tropical climate. Cattle are raised to a weight of 520kg-600kg for sale.

The project is expected to generate an annual average profit from VND1-1.4 trillion, creating jobs for 3,000 local workers.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ha Tinh Party Committee’s Secretary and Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Le Dinh Son said that the largest ever livestock project in Ha Tinh has an important significance in agricultural restructuring to create high quality products and turn the locality into a high-tech agricultural zone.

Creating economic development momentum for the province and regional links in livestock production, Son urged Binh Ha JSC to accelerate Phase 2, while co-ordinating with local government to form a commodity production chain and focusing on environmental impacts and disease prevention towards safe and sustainable farming.