|A three-day animal husbandry exhibition is being held in HCM City’s Củ Chi District. — VNS Photo Việt Dũng|
CỦ CHI — The biennial HCM City Dairy Cow Contest and Animal Husbandry Exhibition began in Củ Chi District on September 13, with farmers and businesses showing off their dairy cows and companies displaying animal husbandry equipment.
The three-day event is being organised by the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the district and the HCM City Centre for Agricultural Consultancy and Support.
Trần Tấn Quý, deputy director of the department, said: “The event provides an opportunity for businesses, researchers and farmers to network and learn from one another to facilitate development of sustainable dairy farming.
“It also connects farmers with businesses, enabling them to improve their farming knowledge and learn new farming and animal breeding techniques.”
Twenty-five firms have put up 100 booths at the expo to showcase products such as medicines, milking machines and animal feed.
An exhibition of high-quality cow, pig and goat breeds is also being held.
There are contests for best-looking and most productive cows, best dairy farming models and farming skills during the event and panel discussions on effective farming methods.
The event is part of the city’s plan to improve the quality of dairy cows.
Nguyễn Hữu Hoài Phú, chairman of the Củ Chi People’s Committee, said following nearly 30 years of development, Củ Chi has increased the number of dairy cows from around 300 to 67,000 now, with milk output per cow doubling in that period.
He said farmers should utilise modern technologies, reducing their dependence on manual labour. — VNS