Vietnamese, Japanese firms partner up to produce Wagyu beef hinh anh 1Representatives visit farms of the Huy Long An company (Photo: VNA)

Long An (VNA) – A deal to produce Wagyu beef under Japan’s technology was signed between the Huy Long An company of the Mekong Delta province of Long An and the Sawai Ranch of Japan on December 17.

This is the first time that Vietnamese and Japanese firms have worked together to raise the Japanese cow species. Accordingly, the cattle will be raised in Huy Long An’s farms in accordance with a strict process under the supervision of Japanese experts, ensuring that the beef quality will meet criteria of Japan’s market.

Vo Quang Huy, Director of the Huy Long An said the company owns one of the largest closed breeding facilities across the country with a capacity to raise about 30,000 cows simultaneously. The company has the policy to seek reliable business partners and advanced breeding technologies to produce high quality and safe beef.

The beef is intended for both the domestic market and export to Japan. Each qualified Wagyu cow could be valued at about 40,000 USD.

At the signing ceremony, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Van Hoang stated that the province has launched a project to develop agriculture with high technology, including hi-tech cow-breeding.-VNA