Vietnam’s Vinamilk imports 2,000 dairy cows from US

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 05/19/2017 16:56 GMT + 7

Vinamilk, the largest dairy producer in Vietnam, recently imported 2,000 high-yielding dairy cows from the U.S. to boost the Southeast Asian country’s domestic supply of raw milk.

The imports raised the size of Vinamilk’s cattle farm in southern Tay Ninh Province to 5,000 dairy cows, with plans to add an additional 3,000 to the herd by the end of 2017.

The imported Holstein Friesian cows, a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Netherlands, are widely known as the world’s highest-production dairy.  According to Vinamilk, they are able to produce over 14,000 liters of milk in their lifetimes.

This is the second shipment of U.S. cows to Vinamilk’s 700-hectare cattle farm in Tay Ninh. The facility is equipped with modern milking technology that guarantees the cows’ highest production.

More shipments of cows are expected within the year to meet a goal of increasing the number of cattle at Vinamilk’s Tay Ninh farm to 8,000 by the end of this year.

The dairy producer currently operates ten such farms across Vietnam, using cattle breeds imported from Australia, the U.S., and New Zealand.

These farms can accommodate over 120,000 dairy cows that produce around 750 metric tons of raw milk every day.

At the current rate of expansion, the company expects to report a total cattle size of 160,000 by the end of 2017.

Vinamilk reported a revenue of VND40 trillion (US$1.7 billion) in 2015.

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An aerial view of Vinamilk’s dairy cow farm in Tay Ninh Province. Photo: Vinamilk

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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