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Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The central province of Thanh Hoa is taking a number of measures to develop animal husbandry for the creation of high-quality livestock products.

The provincial People’s Committee will direct the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to push ahead with restructuring and focusing on products that are of local advantages and market demand.

It is encouraged to shift from small-scale farming households to large-scale ones, applying high technologies to ensure food safety and disease prevention.

Authorities will enable businesses to invest in the field according to the closed production chain to reduce cost and increase breeding efficiency, as well as build a planning scheme for raising poultry in an efficient, safe, and sustainable manner.

Speeding up livestock projects is also one of the crucial measures that the province will carry out to support local investors.

The locality moves to direct the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to coordinate with the Vietnam Diary Product JSC (Vinamilk) to accelerate the construction of milk cow farms with 16,000 heads in Yen Dinh district.

Particularly, the department will shake hands with the TH True Milk company to develop a herd of 20,000 milk cows in Nhu Thanh, Nhu Xuan and Nong Cong districts, while coordinating with Thai Duong Animal Feed Company to implement a project on  building an industrial cattle-feed producing factory with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year, breeding 70,000 pigs, and processing farm produce in Ngoc Lac district.

Head of the department’s animal husbandry division Mai The Sang said the livestock sector grossed 5.73 trillion VND (277 million USD) in production value in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 4.1 percent. The sector made up 29 percent in the agricultural production value.-VNA