The forthcoming International Feed, Livestock and Meat Processing Show (Vietstock 2014) will honour outstanding businesses who play an active part in the development of husbandry industry, particularly the livestock value chain in Vietnam.

The information was announced by Hoang Thanh Van, head of the husbandry department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, at a press conference in Hanoi in early August.

Fourteen awards will be presented to the best-performing livestock enterprises in cattle and poultry farming, animal feed production and milk processing according to M.Gandhi, Managing Director of UBM ASEAN Company, the event’s organiser.

Themed “Restructuring the Livestock Industry for Sustainable Development”, the expo expects to draw over 250 domestic and foreign businesses showcasing the latest products, technologies and equipment in the field.

A number of workshops highlighting opportunities and challenges for the husbandry sector when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is signed as well as cattle health and nutrition will shape part of the event.

The expo, the 7 th of its kind, will take place on October 15-17 in Ho Chi Minh City in conjunction with the Vietnam International Feed Industry Show (VietFeed) and Vietnam’s Meat Processing and Packaging Industry Event (VietMeat).-VNA