Soc Trang develops cattle farming hinh anh 1Beef cattle breeding in Soc Trang (Photo: VNA)
Soc Trang (VNA) – Cattle breeding has long been the strength of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, contributing to raising the living conditions of many local households, especially those belonging to the Khmer ethnic minority group.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, as a Mekong Delta locality that has a hot and humid climate and is less prone to flooding, Soc Trang is very convenient for cow farming.

Thanks to the province’s project on dairy farming development for 2013-2020, by the end of 2020, the total herd of dairy cows in the province had reached more than 10,000 heads, over 5,300 heads higher than that in 2013.

Meanwhile, local households are raising 44,000 heads of beef cattle. The traditional husbandry has generated jobs to over 15,000 locals in rural and Khmer-inhabited areas, thus contributing to poverty reduction and agricultural development.

Vuong Quoc Nam, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that in the coming time, the locality will continue developing cattle farming projects, and increasing State management in carrying out the projects.

He stressed the need to pay more attention to high-efficient husbandry models./.