On March 6, 2023, Faculty of Animal Science, Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) worked with Kamichiku Corporation, Japan to carry out cooperation activities in beef research. This was the first activity that took place after the signing ceremony of MOU between both parties on January 6, 2023.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the first contents in the series of activities to be implemented, including (01) improving productivity and quality of beef cattle; and (02) production of animal feed using agricultural by-products.

On behalf of Faculty of Animal Science (VNUA), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Kim Dang, Dean of the Faculty, introduced the current situation of beef cattle farming in Vietnam, including the problems in breeding, raising techniques and consumption markets. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Kim Dang emphasized, it was necessary to apply advanced Japanese farming techniques, as well as create a hybrid between Japanese Wagyu cows with domestic breeds to improve productivity and quality of products.

Mr. Masashi Kamimura, Kamichiku Corporation (Japan), also shared the trend of beef consumption of Japanese consumers and Japanese experience to create beef lines with high yield and good product quality. Mr. Kamimura also agreed to send experts to coordinate with the Faculty of Animal Science to implement the contents proposed by the Dean.

Through the discussion, the two sides also reached an agreement on the work to be implemented in the coming time to implement the above two contents, including guidance on breeding technology, technology for raising productive and high quality beef cattle; expanding technology according to commercialization model; surveying and selecting suitable land to produce high quality feed ingredients; conducting research on processing, preservation and use of feed ingredients and agricultural by-products; development of feed formulations for cows; and construction of feed factories.


Some photos of the meeting