February 7, 2012
An additional 1,100 cows imported from New Zealand has been received on February 4 by Vietnam's TH Milk Foodstuff Joint Stock Co., state media reported Monday (Feb 6).
It is a part of the company's plan to raise number of imported cows to 45,000 in 2012 and 137,000 in 2017, the Vietnam newspaper reported.
The company has developed cow farm in Nghe An province's Nghia Dan district which already has 20,000 imported cows, including 7,000 cows produce 160 tonnes of fresh milk daily.
All farming production technologies are Israeli, with supervision of experts coming from the Western Asian country.
In November 2011, on an occasion of visit of Israeli President to Vietnam, Israeli investors agreed to pour additional US$100 million in Nghia Dan cow project of the company.
Vietnam's milk output meets only about one fourth of the local demand and the country has to import dairy products to serve for the local rising consumption.