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Awang Sheep Fattening Base in Konjo County

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2017-04-07

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Photo taken on April 2 shows that technicists are checking monitoring pictures in the monitoring room in the Awang Sheep Fattening Base. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Photo taken on April 2 shows that workers are feeding the sheep in the Awang Sheep Fattening Base. [Photo/Xinhua]

Awang sheep is a special breed on the Qinghai-Tibet Highland. Its body size is bigger and taller than general sheep, possessing good development potential and economic value. For a long time, Awang sheep which are cultivated in Henduanshan mountainous areas in Konjo County, Chamdo City, Tibet Autonomous Region, are rarely known to the outside world.

In 2015, poverty-alleviation projects were carried out in Konjo County. By applying the operating method of “company bases + cooperatives + farmers”, the Awang Sheep Fattening Base was built with an investment of over 42 million yuan. In addition, Awang sheep is applying for the geographical indications protection product and tries to become the leading industry to lead the local people get rid of poverty.

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