Rice farmers encouraged to plant maize after harvests

Low-land rice farmers will be encouraged to plant maize after rice harvests in an attempt to reduce high-land forest encroachment to clear land for maize cultivation. Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikalya said on Monday that, from his discussion with representatives of the animal feed manufacturers’ association, ...

Feed mill to take bite out of growing import demand

Chip Mong Group is the latest conglomerate to invest into local production of animal feed, announcing this week that it will sink $60 million into building a large-scale feed mill and industrial piggery, a move that agricultural experts welcomed but said would still not be ...

Thailand supports animal feed project in Laos

The Thai government is continuing to support two projects related to the animal feed quality control and also fish diseases. The two countries reached agreement to commence the project in 2010, at a cost of 13 million Thai baht (about three billion kip), with the ...

Poultry export outlook solidly optimistic

Thailand’s poultry export prospects are looking more promising this year, lifted by higher demand and the resumption of fresh poultry imports by many countries after bird flu was brought under control. According to Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, the ministry is optimistic Thailand will be able ...

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 ...

Vietnam to prosecute farmers using banned drugs in animal feed

Vietnam has introduced a new rule in the Penal Code under which the use of banned and harmful substances in animal farming can lead to strong punishments including prison terms of 20 years. Nguyen Van Viet, chief inspector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ...

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