|The Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh will spend VNĐ28 billion next year to help livestock breeders improve productivity. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
TRÀ VINH — The Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh will spend VNĐ28 billion (US$1.2 million) to improve the productivity of farming households that breed livestock.
The funds, which will be allocated next year, include VNĐ14 billion (US$601,000) from the State budget and the rest from the province’s budget.
Besides offering money for artificial insemination of livestock, the province will fund 50 per cent of the costs for livestock breeds for 148 households, build biogas tanks for 2,900 households, and provide bio-pads to treat animal waste for 89 households.
In addition, the province will hold artificial insemination training courses for farmers
Nguyễn Ngọc Hài, deputy chairwoman of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Department, said in the last two years the province had invested VNĐ29 billion to support households that breed livestock.
The money was used to build 5,500 biogas tanks and buy 40 cows and pigs, and 60 liquid nitrogen containers for insemination processes.
The funds were also used to buy 2,800 artificial insemination doses, and to train 29 technicians in artificial insemination.
The province has 208,000 cows and buffaloes, 335,000 pigs, and 4.5 million poultry. — VNS