VOV.VN - The northern mountainous province of Lai Chau has been forced to cull some 9,000 pigs that have been infected with the African swine fever (ASF) as the epidemic continues to spread throughout communes and districts in the locality.
The central province of Phu Yen recorded no new outbreak of A/H5N6 influenza in the locality over the past three weeks, said Nguyen Van Lam, vice head of the provincial sub-department of animal husbandry and veterinary medicine, on November 21.
As of October 3, smartphones can be used as a tool for Ho Chi Minh City consumers to check a products place of origin when shopping for eggs and poultry in District 1’s Ben Thanh Market.
VOV.VN - Japan limited imports of poultry from 16 states in the US earlier this year after avian flu was detected on a commercial chicken farm in the state of New Jersey, the US Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in a statement.
Ho Chi Minh City is looking to ban all pork without origin traceability from its market, starting at the end of this month, a move expected to improve the municipality’s food safety records.
VOV.VN - For the first time in the history of the Top Trade Services Awards presented annually by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, top honours went to a foreign sector company, CP Vietnam Livestock Corporation.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently launched a national avian influenza monitoring programme.
VOV.VN - New regulations increasing the import quota on eggs coming into Vietnam has ruffled the feathers of farmers and producers, who say the limits will only add to the problems of an already oversupplied market.
VOV.VN - Residents of the province of Dien Bien were awaken on March 17 by a terrifying storm with high wind gusts, rain and hail leaving many homes without roofs and tree limbs protruding through others.
Authorities of Hanoi are proactively controlling trade, transportation and slaughter of poultry in the city as the risk of H7N9 avian influenza outbreaks in animals and humans is high.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese farmers recently showed off their birds in Hanoi at the Vietnam Centre for Arts and Culture Exhibition to find out who has the best poultry.
VOV.VN - Not many farmers in mainstream agriculture place high priority on pesticide reduction, said Hoang Thanh Van of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) recently in a speech at business forum in Hanoi.
VOV.VN - One of the biggest trade shows in Vietnam for those involved in the food and drink industry has opened its doors at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City.
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.
VOV.VN -Vietnam cattle feeders spent millions of US dollars importing 311,523 head of Australian young beef calves last year— betting that retail prices for beef on the supermarket shelves had nowhere to go but up.
The General Department of Customs reports that Vietnam has spent US$4.1 billion in the first seven months on importing raw materials and animal feed for domestic livestock industry.
Vietnam’s livestock and poultry industry will be the biggest losers when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) comes into effect and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is formed, according to recent research by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) under the University of Economics and Business.
Recent Vietnamese press reports that US chicken is being "dumped" in Vietnam have prompted a strong denial by the head of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC).
(VOV) - Farmers around the country have been told to be on alert after a case of bird flu was confirmed at a poultry breeding farm in the central province of Thanh Hoa.
The Ministry of Health recommends the public to strictly follow precautionary measures in order to prevent the A/H5N8 bird flu strain, which currently occurs in poultry in several European and Asian countries, from infecting humans.