Government regulations put the brakes on cattle exports

Exports of animal products have risen dramatically since the government lifted a ban on the export of live cattle and buffalo in October 2017, but new regulations have taken some of the shine off the trade. Words & photos by KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIER CATTLE AND buffalo exporters enjoyed a profitable year in 2018, […]

Milk prices can’t be reduced for lack of grazing lands

Yangon, July 21 – cattle farmers have expressed they are unable to lower their milk prices due to a dearth in grazing lands for their animals. Breeding cattle is usually a cost-effective enterprise, but farmers have to feed their livestock with purchased feed due to an absence of grazing grass lands. “In neighboring Thailand, restrictions […]

Pasteurized milk still sour business for cattle farmers

Yangon, July 21 – cattle farmers from Ayeyarwady Region’s Hinthada Township are forced to stick with solely producing yogurt and other milk products, for want of pasteurized milk, as required machinery costs are reportedly unaffordable. The town of Hinthada boasts approximately a hundred cattle farmers who collectively produced roughly 4,000 viss (6,400 kilograms) of milk […]