The Bao Yen district of the northern Lao Cai province on December 6 received a national brand title for renowned buffalo herds.

The district’s buffaloes are considered best in the northern region for their weight, meat product quality and ability to reproduce thanks to years of cross-breeding.

Bao Yen district is now leading the province in developing herds, with over 20,000 buffaloes. Local farmers sell 2,500-3,000 buffalos, earning almost 40 billion VND (1.88 million USD) every year.

Since 2010, the provincial agricultural department has invested tens of billions of VND to reinvigorate and develop the brand for local buffalo. In Bao Yen district, the brand development projects have been implemented for 100 bulls and 2,000 cows from around 1,000 households.

Deputy Chairman of Bao Yen district People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu said Bao Yen will now step up its technology transfer, create incentives for local farmers to expand farm scale and make the national brand a spearhead industry of the locality.-VNA