Laid-off Worker Leads Villagers Get Rich Through Cattle-Raising in S China

September 17, 2018
Editor: Wu Shanshan
Laid-off Worker Leads Villagers Get Rich Through Cattle-Raising in S China
Wang Feichao feeds cattle in her farm in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. [news.cctv.com]

 

A woman from south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region decided to raise beef cattle after being laid off in 2008 and has since helped many villagers become rich through her business.

After long-term market investigation and learning about related technology, Wang Feichao, then 42, set up her cattle-raising farm in February 2009 with the help of the local women's federation.

The farm was located in Shangsi County, where 560,000 mu (373 square kilometers) of sugarcane were planted.

Covering 40 mu, the farm adopted pollution-free feeding management and modern farming technology to raise its cattle.

In order to save costs, Wang planted grass in the farm, and processed the sugarcane tail leaves in the county to offer enough feeds for these beef cattle.

Things were always not easy. Due to a lack of fund, Wang had to feed only grass lacking good nutrition to 50 beef cattle in September 2009.

Fortunately, the local women's federation promptly provided help and Wang received a 200,000 yuan subsidized loan, which solved her urgent problem.

During the cattle-raising process, Wang took her five technicians and three managers to learn about and summarize the experience and created a path to wealth.

With the farm as platform, she vigorously promoted ecological raising techniques and actively applied modern agricultural technologies.

Wang invested three million yuan in her farm at the beginning of 2013. Cooperating with 300 households, over 500 cows from the farm could be sold annually and 5,250 kilograms beef could be produced.

The sales volume of the farm was four million yuan, with a net income of 500,000 yuan. One partner household could earn 3,000 yuan from one cow a year.

Wang shared her experience with villagers after getting rich and opened a skills training. She also helped others with beef disease prevention and cure.

Meanwhile, she adopted a mode integrating companies, farms, and farmers to expand cattle raising.

By teaching raising skills freely and providing jobs, she led women in many counties such as Shangsi to develop environmental friendly businesses, covering over 300 households from eight counties.

Her contribution has promoted the development of local ecological breeding industry and many households from other cities came to her to buy calves.

Wang plans to expand her business and train villagers to help more people change their fate through skilled work.

(Source: news.cctv.com/ Translated and edited by Women of China)