Wetlet locals earn family income from livestock farming

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Local breeders from Wetlet Township are earning their family income from manageable scale livestock farming. Photo: Soe Soe Hlaing (Wetlet)

Local breeders from Wetlet Township are earning their family income from manageable scale livestock farming.
Forty years ago, a family led by U Nyunt Hsaung from Mingon village in Weltlet started a breeding business with milch cows with an initial investment of K1,400. Now, their family possesses 60 cattle with an increase of 10 cattle annually. They sell a small cow for K500,000 and a big one for K1 million for their livelihood. They can profit if they sell a milch cow for K1 million and a male ox for K1.5 million. Earlier, their family tended the cattle by themselves. Now, the family hired a cowherd to tend the cattle because they are old enough to do so.
The cattle are usually tended from 9 am to 4 pm. They have to buy one trailer (Htawlargyi) load of straw for K35,000 when there lacks the cattle feed. The cow dung is usually used for farming as fertilizer.
There are seven members in U Nyunt Hsaung’s family. They usually sell ten cattle per year to cover their family costs, it is learnt. —Soe Soe Hlaing (Wetlet) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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