Deal sees Vinamilk develop dairy cow farms in central highlands province and assist local farmers.
Dairy giant Vinamilk and Lam Dong province in the central highlands recently entered into an agreement to develop large dairy cow farms with herds numbering up to 10,000.
Under the agreement for developing dairy cow farming in Lam Dong from 2015 to 2020, the province will facilitate Vinamilk building two or three farms that will apply modern technologies.
The farms will provide technical advisory services relating to farming, animal feed, and other matters to local dairy cow farmers. Vinamilk will also build a dairy cow breeding center to provide high quality, high productivity purebred breeding cows to farmers in the province.
It will create a purchasing system and trans-shipment center with modern equipment to collect and buy raw milk from local farmers. The company guarantees to purchase a minimum of 90 per cent of raw milk provided by farmers in the planned area for developing dairy cow farming in the province.
Under the agreement Vinamilk is expected to build a milk processing plant as soon as its local purchasing volume exceeds 200 tons of milk per day.
The Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee will compile and approve details on the development scheme for the 2015-2020 period and direct implementation.
It will also identify suitable areas for dairy cow farming and areas for growing grass to ensure cattle feed supply. Local authorities also expect to attract more enterprises to become involved in the development scheme.
Vinamilk has developed many large dairy cow farms around the country over the years, including in Tuyen Quang, Binh Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh and Tay Ninh.