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Military Report, Unknown Source - Draft MACSOG Documentation Study Appendix D: Cross-Border Operations In Laos

Item Number: 2860715001
 Document
Language
English
Number of Pages
71
Digital Object Type
Document
Physical Location
Box 07, Folder 15

Dates

  • Existence: 10 July 1970

General Note / OCR

^UNew Land Owners Raise Hogs Accelerated land reform measures in South Vietnam in recent years have created a new vitality in, and increased production of, market food commodities. Protein production of livestock, mainly hog-raising, is one of the most successful and profitable endeavors, and popular with new land owners. Fifteen hog-farmers of Ho Nai Village, near Bien Hoa, northeast of Saigon, have formed the Dong Nai Cooperative Association. Most of them acquired their individual tracts through government land re-apportionment programs. The cooperative works with Doctor Bui Van Tro, a regional Animal Science Consultant, and imports pedigree breeding stock from overseas to improve the strain of their working herds. Both large and small holdings of the farmers in Ho Nai Village account for a present total production of almost 50,000 hogs, the majority of which are market porkers. Future production is expected to eventually become as high as 100,000 pigs. Members of the Dong Nai Cooperative have cleared and disc-plowed and adjacent 200-hectare section of land which will be used for feed production. They plan to plant corn-feed and sorghum and will harvest three crops annualy. The Cooperative has installed a mechanical corn-grinder as one of several improvements to modernisation as they continue to prosper. The additional 200 hectare section is government land used on a purchase option contract, and will be secured by the cooperative in four years. Feed Mill - The coop's feed mill was purchased and installed by Mr. Kiem and Mr. Vinh as one of its modern improvements. They will process the feed crops grown on the recently acquired 200 hectare government land reform plot. 69-0035-E GRAPHICS FILE Indochina Archive Univ. California

Pub Credit Line
2860715001, Sedgwick Tourison Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 13 Feb 2012 [Updated: 07 Jul 2015]