Four countries including Myanmar have the highest potential risk of ASF: FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam have the highest potential risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus due to the spreads of ASF in Yunnan Province in China which borders Myanmar, said Dr. Min Thein Maw, Director of Livestock ...

Industry, Commerce seeks to end illegal pig imports

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is adopting stricter measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegally imported pigs, pork (fresh and frozen) and related products.The ministry last week announced that provincial and Vientiane Department of Industry and Commerce should coordinate with relevant ...

Hai Duong calls for hi-tech agricultural investment

The northern province of Hải Dương will create favourable conditions and offer preferential policies for businesses investing in high-tech agriculture, post-harvest preservation, slaughterhouse construction and production chain development, provincial authorities said.Keep reading ...

Canada beats U.S. in pork sales to China - feet, elbows and all

Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market. Canada’s pork sales to China, after a sharp rise last year, exceeded ...

Swine smugglers put on notice

The Ministry of Agriculture has authorised a new private sector task force to investigate reports of widespread pig smuggling and bogus pig-raising operations, which domestic pig farmers claim have put market prices on live swine in a trough. The task force is led by agro-industrial ...

Chinese traders' requests for pork cuts limits sales of Vietnamese pork

China consumes 144,000 tons of pork a day, according to FAO, but Vietnamese farmers cant sell their pork to the country because of demands made by Chinese traders. This comes at a time when there is a pork oversupply in Vietnam, with prices plummeting. Dat Viet ...

Authorities warn of foot and mouth disease outbreak

Svay Rieng provincial agriculture authorities urged residents to take extra precautions with their cattle to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease, which was detected in several communes there. Provincial department of agriculture director Thach Ratana said on May 9 that on Thursday, more than ...

The meat hook: satiating Asia’s demand for beef

Beef has never been a favored meat in most of Asia. Cows are harder to raise than chickens and pigs, which take up less space and can be fed scraps. A large majority of India practices Hinduism, a religion that reveres cows. Islamic societies, too, ...

How to better manage meat imports

Hoang Thanh Van, director of the Department of Breeding under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaks to Kinh Te Do Thi (Economics and Urban Affairs) newspaper about managing imported meat. Domestic breeders worry that imported meat will compete with domestic breeding products and decrease ...

Warning on Vietnamese pork

The public has been warned not to eat pork from Vietnam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border. The Agriculture Ministry’s department of animal health and production is enforcing additional precautionary measures to ensure contaminated pork from Vietnam does ...

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