A shop of TH group (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese dairy producer TH Group aims to have 137,000 dairy cows by 2020 thanks to a 1.2 billion USD project to develop its cow herd and milk processing.

In the project’s initial stage, 45,000 cows were raised on an area of 8,100 hectares and created jobs for thousands of local labourers, said TH Group Chairwoman Thai Huong.

The group is planning to breed additional 30,000 cows in the central province of Thanh Hoa and 30,000 others in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

Afitag pedometers, which serve two purposes- cow identification and activity measuring, are put on the cows. Milk extraction is automated in self-contained process to ensure high-quality milk.

Along with strict disease prevention, TH Group’s farms also apply standout nutrition and health care for their cow herds.

According to Thai Huong, high technology is key to robust agriculture and application of cutting edged technology to cow farming has helped the group produce top quality milk.

The group’s cows are producing 8,000-9,000 litres of milk per period per year, highest in the Southeast Asia.-VNA