The cows have been carefully selected and undergone strict quarantine and health checks by experts prior to their arrival in Vietnam and sent to Vinamilk farm in southwestern Tay Ninh province.
As planned, Vinamilk will increase the herd of cows at the farm from nearly 5,000 to 8,000 heads in the near future.
According to a Vinamilk representative, the company sets an important goal in its development strategy to have fresh milk in place. With more investment, the farms will become a source of raw milk, helping the company improve the quality of products and increase the rate of industry localization.
Vinamilk plans to increase its total herd of cows to around 160,000 heads and 200,000 heads by 2020 to get 1,500-1,800 tons of raw milk a day in the next three years.
Since 2012, the company has spent billions of Vietnam Dong on importing more than 8,000 cows from Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Vinamilk is Vietnam’s largest dairy company and among the world’s top 50. Its products have been exported to 43 countries, including the US, Japan, Middle East, Thailand and the Philippines. It now owns 10 farms and 13 factories in Vietnam and three factories in the US, New Zealand and Cambodia.