As the number of pig breeding households continues to drop, a shortage of live pigs could result in high pork prices later this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
VOV.VN - China has finally agreed in principle to remove restrictions on pork exports from Vietnam, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Ho Chi Minh City has launched measures against the possible return of avian flu outbreaks, especially in quarantine stations and fowl slaughter and trade facilities.
Hanoians are raising more concerns about food safety and hygiene in the run-up to Tet, the Lunar New Year celebrations, as some recent visible violations related to animal slaughter in the city are especially troubling.
With the spring festival season nearly upon us, Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ordered an end to all performances that include either violent or offensive rituals, such as killing animals.
All substandard private slaughterhouses will be closed across Ho Chi Minh City by the end of next year as part of local planning for 2016-2020 that was recently approved by the municipal People’s Committee.
Australia will investigate claims by an animal rights group that cattle in Vietnam are being slaughtered with sledgehammers but it will not suspend live cattle exports to that country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on May 20.
Despite accusations of barbarism, the Pig Slaughter Festival went ahead in Bac Ninh province’s Nem Thuong village, Van Nguyen writes.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned northern and central localities about a high risk of foot-and-mouth disease spreading during the cold weather.