VOV.VN - With approximately 34,000 pigs killed across Vietnam as a result of a reoccurrence of the African swine fever, the country is on alert to guard against the potential spread of the disease.
VOV.VN - The price of pork in the domestic market has been experiencing a downward trajectory in recent days after the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) granted permission to local firms to import live pigs from Thailand in an attempt to lower escalating prices.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has allowed businesses to import live pigs from Thailand, starting from June 12, in an effort to cool down pork prices that have skyrocketed in the local market over the recent weeks.
Vietnam imported about 67,640 tonnes of pork from the start of the year to May 30, a year-on-year surge of 298%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
VOV.VN - For the first time Vietnam will import live pigs from other countries to stabilize local pork prices which have kept skyrocketing over the past months, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
VOV.VN - As many as 155 communes across 20 cities and provinces nationwide have been confirmed to have fresh outbreaks of the African swine fever, with over 4,000 pigs killed as a result of the disease, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Vietnam has imported 250 pigs from Thailand to breed and is encouraging businesses to import more to help restock herds across the country after the impactof the African swine fever outbreak.
Pig droves now represent 80% of the number just prior to the outbreak of African swine fever, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong told a conference in Hanoi on May 6 on developing pig breeding.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has urged livestock businesses to cooperate with the Government and with each other to bring the live pig price down from the current VND75,000 to VND70,000 per kg as from April 1.
Vietnam’s domestic pork supplies could fall by 20 to 35 percent this year as a consequence of African swine fever, according to the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has suggested the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) transfer virus samples to Vietnam to study and produce vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) in the country.
Vietnam has reaped impressive economic successes in 2019 and is expecting a bumper crop this year.
Vietnamese agencies have joined hands with a French partner on the research and production of vaccines against the African swine fever (ASF) and foot and mouth disease (FMD).
HCM City will continue to work with southwestern cities and provinces to ensure an adequate supply of goods at stable prices, according to the city Department of Industry and Trade.
The Russian media said on December 26 that a company in the central province of Kursk has been licensed to export pork to Vietnam, amid limited supply in the domestic market due to African swine fever.
Developing large-scale outsourcing farms is ideal to promote the sustainable development of the livestock sector because it ensures safe and stable supply in the context of the African swine fever while creating stable benefits for both farmers and livestock companies.
The Ministry of Finance has recently sent Dispatch No.14813/BTC-CST to competent ministries and sectors, suggesting cutting import on chicken and pork products.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have proposed the Government import pork based on the directions of Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue stated that this year’s inflation is controllable, at 3.3 – 3.9 percent, while chairing a November 18 meeting on the recent surge in prices of pork, an essential foodstuff.
109,000 purebred pigs have been kept safe to help Vietnam rebuild its herd after the decimation caused by African swine flu, an incurable disease.