A special contest with dairy cows being the contestants was held in Moc Chau district, the northern mountainous province of Son La on October 15.

This is the ninth time the Miss Dairy Cow Pageant has been held in the locality to improve breeding methods and the quality of products.

After three qualifying rounds, 125 cows were selected from 14,000 to compete in the final. The cow with the best appearance and milk quality brought home 50 million VND.

According to Pham Van Te of Moc Chau Farm, in order for a cow to compete at the contest, it is necessary to provide it with a proper daily food ration, bathe it every day and familiarise it with noise.

The competition also offered a chance for farmers to share their experiences and update their knowledge to develop highly productive cows, and honoured those who created initiatives in dairy cow breeding in Moc Chau district.

The annual event has become an attraction for both local residents and visitors to the locality.-VNA