Animal breeding industry eyes 4 percent growth of production value hinh anh 1Animal breeding industry eyes 4 percent growth of production value. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set several targets for 2018, including a growth rate of 4 percent in production value.

The other targets are to have more than 5.4 million tonnes of meat of all kinds, 11.58 billion poultry eggs and one million tonne of milk, a year-on-year surge of 3.8 percent, 8.8 percent and 14.1 percent.

The sector will review and evaluate restructuring results in 63 cities and provinces, direct localities to set up specialised husbandry products as well as work to build trademarks and facilitate output consumption. Efforts will be channeled to preserve native varieties like Mong Cai pig, Tien Yen chicken, Mia chicken, Dong Tao chicken, Ho chicken and H’Mong cow.

Organic farming process and safe breeding in accordance with VietGAP standards will be developed. Also, the department will promote market forecast and recommend measures for the MARD to remove bottlenecks for products with great potential for exports like meat, chicken and dairy products.

Domestic production will be enhanced in parallel with the development of free-of-disease breeding zones.

Value of husbandry production in 2017 totalled more than 230 trillion VND (10.1 billion USD), rising 3.05 percent compared to that of 2016.-VNA