The People’s Committee of the northern province of Vinh Phuc has approved over 366 billion VND (16.1 million USD) to develop cow farming, a local official said.

The project will be carried out in Tam Dao district from 2015-2019, said Ngo Huu Mai, Vice Chairman of the district’s People’s Committee.

The amount is intended to be sourced from the provincial and district budgets as well as from farmers involved in the project.

It will cover the costs of 200 new cows and five breeding bulls to be provided for targeted households in the district within this year.

Milk cows will be raised in the communes along the Pho Day River such as Bo Ly, Dao Tru, Yen Duong and Ho Son while beef cattle will be raised in other eight communes of the district.

The district will offer preferential loans as well as a number of incentives for households joining the project.

Technical assistance will be provided for farmers to ensure effective raising, caring and breeding of the cows.

By 2019, it is expected that the district will have a herd of 2,829 cows, with nearly 1,000 cows producing milk continuously and more than 14,000 others producing meat.

Endowed with low hills and rivers, Tam Dao has favourable natural conditions for developing cow farms, Mai said.

The project is expected to fulfil provincial demand for beef while improving the living condition of local farmers.

Source: VNA