September 22, 2020
Largest dairy project rolls out in Vietnam's Central Highlands
Vietnamese conglomerate TH Group JSC has started construction of a high-tech, intensive dairy cow project in Mo Rai commune, Sa Thay district in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum late last week, Asia News Network reported.
With dairy farms and a milk processing plant, the 441-hectare project, worth 2.54 trillion dong (US$110 million), is the largest of its kind in the Central Highlands.
The project involves a cluster of farms, together with local farmers breeding dairy cows through high-tech cooperatives.
The farm cluster targets to raise 100,000 cows, using state-of-the-art technology from Israel. Meanwhile, the linkage model targets 20,000 cows, with the participation of about 2,000-4,000 households in Sa Thay district and its vicinity. Farmers will be supported in accessing bank loans to purchase dairy cows, building breeding facilities, and in veterinary medicine and milk sales.
TH Group will continue to adopt the close-loop production system in the project, and plans to introduce similar projects in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, aiming to grow its cow herd to 400,000 by 2025.