Tra Vinh (VNS/VNA) - Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh are entering the mud crab harvest for Tet (Lunar New Year) and earning a high profit of 30 - 35 million VND (1,300 - 1,500 USD) per hectare as demand is high for the coming holiday, which falls on January 25. In the province, farmers harvest three mud crab crops a year, including one for Tet, as it takes about four months from breeding until harvest. Farmers in the province, which is one of the delta’s largest mud crab producers, breed mud crabs mostly in the coastal areas of Cau Ngang, Duyen Hai and Chau Thanh districts and Duyen Hai town. Nguyen Van Hue, who breeds mud crabs in Chau Thanh’s Long Hoa commune, said most mud crab farmers earned high profits last year because of high prices. Mud crabs are purchased by traders at prices between 150,000-320,000 VND (6.5-14 USD) a kilo depending on their gender and size. The province’s mud crabs are sold locally and other localities, … [Read more...] about Tra Vinh farmers harvest mud crab for Tet, earn high profit
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