The central province of Nghe An plans to effectively develop breeding farms as they are suitable for the local natural conditions.

In the past, the animal husbandry in Nghe An was characterised by small scale and scattered breeding. Even in some mountainous districts, buffaloes and cows were let wander in forests while pigs and chicken in residential areas.

This breeding habit not only reduced productivity but also spread diseases among livestock and poultry and caused environmental pollution.

To improve its livestock industry, the province has rearranged breeding farms and encouraged businesses to get involved in building large-scale breeding models. Farmers have been given loans to develop their concentrated breeding farms.

Nghe An has also coordinated with relevant agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in selecting breeding animals that can produce high yield and adapt to local climate conditions as well as sent veterinarians to all communes.

Thanks to these efforts, the province has to date developed 380 breeding farms, including 90 pig, 32 poultry and over 210 cattle farms.

It now has more than 29,700 dairy cows, expected to produce 100,000 tonnes of fresh milk this year.-VNA