LOCAL BUSINESS IMPORTS NEARLY 1,800 AUSTRALIAN COWS
A business in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho has imported 1,768 cows from Australia to supply beef at competitive prices to HCM City and the western region markets.
Nguyen Minh Diep Thanh, the company’s deputy managing director, said his company invested US$10.86 million (VND250 billion) in building an Australia-standard farm and a slaughterhouse, and developing a distribution network.
Imported cows are farmed and slaughtered based on strict standards for food safety and hygiene aiming to supply safe meat products at prices as the same as those of domestic beef ranging between VND150,000-350,000 per kilo , Ms Thanh noted.
At present, the company has three distribution sites and a chain of restaurants serving dishes made from Australian beef in Can Tho. It is destined to open a shop at No 90 An Duong Vuong St in District 1, HCM City and then expand its operations across the country.