Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) Chairman, Mr. Thao Xuan Sung paid a visit and worked with TH Truemilk Group: Will cooperate to develop agriculture, improve farmers' income
VNFU Chairman Thao Xuan Sung visited and worked with TH True Milk Group
On September 23rd
, at the meeting with Ms. Thai Huong, the founder, Chairman of TH Group Strategy Council, Chairman Thao Xuan Sung said. "Currently, TH Group's dairy products are on par with those of the world's agricultural powers. The founder of TH Group has truly found the high-tech" golden key "to beat land awareness and renewing Vietnamese people's thinking in agricultural production in general and milk production in particular.
Also at the meeting with the leaders of TH Group, the head of the VNFU hopes that in the coming time, TH Group will continue to have more activities in technical, apply high technology to livestock and cultivation training and workshop as well as attract and bring as many farmers as possible to participate in TH's production chain.
In the near future, VNFU will review and select the form of reorganization of farmers growing raw maize for TH's factory to ensure sustainability. At the same time, Mr. Thao Xuan Sung also asked TH Group to support the training for farmers, cooperative staff, Nghia Dan, Nge An Farmers’ Union staff to study science, apply high technology to production.
The VNFU Chairman visits the field providing grass to TH
Before that, at the field visit and the process of breeding and producing milk, Mr. Tal Cohen - General Director and Mr. Agha Mandal- General Director of TH Dairy Food Joint Stock Company shared: Thanks to the transition, TH has had a grassland that has been certified by Union Control - an International Organic Certification Unit - certified to meet the organic standards of Europe and America since October 2016. TH farm's forage and grazing fields do not use genetically modified varieties, do not use pesticides, and do not use chemical fertilizers.
Right after entering the dairy production and trading field, TH Group has built centralized farm models, applying the world's leading high technology in production and management, closed from the green grasslands to clean milk grass.
At the meeting with Ms. Thai Huong, Chairman Thao Xuan Sung wished together with the Group to support farmers to increase their income.
In October 2009, accordingly, TH Group's project of raising dairy cows and processing milk with a total capital of more than 1.2 billion USD was deployed on a total area of 8,100 ha in Nghia Dan district (Nghe An). Up to date, TH Group has owned the largest high-tech dairy farm in Asia (a record was recorded in 2015) with a herd of 45,000 cows; TH fresh milk processing factory in Nghe An has a total designed processing capacity of 500,000 tons/year.
Sharing with the mission team, Mr. Nguyen Ba Truong - Raw material procurement manager, (International High-Tech Agriculture Joint Stock Company under TH Group) said: When farmers participate in the production chain of TH, they would be trained and accessed loans without interest to buy seeds and fertilizers. Along with that, the company also supports and guides farmers to apply high technologies to planting and taking care of raw maize. When the product is available, we will carry out the consumption of raw material crops for the farmers at a reasonable price, ensuring that the farmers benefit from 10 - 15% compared to selling corn.
VNFU Chairman gave gifts to two TH General Directors
With more than 45,000 dairy cows, food demand on TH's Dairy Farm is huge. The production area of the Group currently only meets about 70% of the demand for food for cows, the rest must be bought from farmers in Nghe An, Thanh Hoa ...
To better understand, Chairman Thao Xuan Sung visited Mr. Hoang Van Thanh - Director of Northwest Nghe An Agricultural Cooperative. Mr. Thanh happily said: "From the date of associating with TH to produce raw corn for my family's dairy cows and 19 members of the cooperative had incomes from several hundred million to billions VND per year".
According to Mr. Thanh, compared to the traditional maize cultivation, the care of raw maize with the application of automatic small irrigation system of his family and relatives in the cooperative is much higher economic efficiency. "Previously, growing maize to get seeds in Laos hot and windy soil was only 1 crop, very hard and unstable income. But since 2012, we have seen a lot more leisurely in cooperation with TH, each maize crop only lasts 2.5 months, 3-4 crops to harvest from 150 tons to 200 tons of raw materials/ha supplied to the factory each year.Thus, for each hectare, growers have income of 150 to 200 million dong. My family has 4 hectares of land, so we earn nearly 1 billion dong a year.
During the visits, Chairman Thao Xuan Sung paid special attention to each step in the process of operating clean milk production, quality control and wastewater treatment to protect the environment sustainably. .. Chairman Thao Xuan Sung and Ms. Thai Huong both wish that, in the coming time, VNFU and TH Group will work together to develop agriculture and increase income for farmers
Pictures of the actual visit to TH true milk Group of the VNFU mission team in Nghe An province: