First shipment of Australian cattle arrives in Sihanoukville

A ship carrying 2,766 head of Australian cattle dropped anchor off the coast of Sihanoukville on Thursday night and will this morning offload the first delivery of beef cows from the Pacific nation since Phnom Penh and Canberra finalized health protocols two years ago, the ...

Foremost producer to make Thailand Asean export hub

Netherlands-based Royal FrieslandCampina, the producer of Foremost dairy products, plans to make Thailand its Asean export hub. The company expects income from Asia to be contributing half of its total revenue globally within five years, chief executive officer Roelof Joosten said on 7 June. He said Thailand ...

Cattle feeders in Vietnam feel sting of fast changing market

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. Now the feeders, who buy calves and fatten them for sale to ...

Agro, food to spearhead Betagro

Betagro group is consolidating six business units into two to allow the agribusiness and food group to play a more prominent role in the regional and world markets. The six old business units were food, swine, poultry, regional, feedmill and animal health. The two new core ...

Vietnamese tycoons compete with big foreign companies

In many ‘duels’, it is not the foreign giants with powerful financial capability and experience, but rather the Vietnamese conglomerates who are the winners. With a deal worth VND1.4 trillion, Anco has become the strategic shareholder of Vissan, the move that allows it to officially join the ...

Bird flu outbreak in Monywa leads to poultry transport ban

After tens of thousands of chickens had to be killed due to an outbreak of bird flu in Monywa, officials are now preventing transportation of poultry and poultry products outside of the affected area. U Kyi Lwin Oo, deputy chair of the Sagaing Region Livestock Federation, ...

Avian Flu strikes poultry farms in Sagaing division

Surveillance of the poultry trade in Sagaing Division’s Monywa Township has been ramped up after an avian flu outbreak over the past several weeks. Local authorities have since killed over 20,000 chickens and restricted poultry trade from farms in the area.“With the help of the police ...

Vietnam police search for creator of Facebook ads for tiger, bear claws

Police in Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands are looking for the person advertising tiger and bear claws on Facebook. Keep reading   ...

Pig farmers in Laos face debt and bankruptcy due to falling pork prices

A Lao government program that provided loans to farmers to raise pigs in the run-up to the Southeast Asian Games held in the country seven years ago has bankrupted several farmers who have become mired in debt as pork prices have fallen, pushing a few ...

Cold snap kills livestock in Huaphan

More than 200 cattle and almost 100 buffaloes died in Laos’ Huaphan province last week as a result of cold weather that hit the province last week. The cold weather also killed hundreds kilograms of tilapia fish in ponds and some poultry according to the provincial ...

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