Business

Livestock industry targets large-scale farming system

Vietnam’s livestock industry should be restructured in a sustainable and competitive manner over the next two years, an official from Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Livestock Production said at a conference held in the city on May 31.
Society

Livestock disease management to be improved

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to monitor the bird flu epidemic and keep the public updated in a recent official document.
Tet gifts for Truong Sa island district Society

Tet gifts for Truong Sa island district

Military Zone 4’s Naval Command launched three ships on January 2 carrying gifts for soldiers and residents of Truong Sa island district, Khanh Hoa province, for the 2013 Lunar New Year (Tet).
Society

Spratlys to become self-sufficient in food

Local residents and soldiers living in the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago are expected to be mostly self-sufficient in food when a project launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is completed next year.
Business

Food exports drive up local prices

The increasing unofficial export of many kinds of food items including poultry eggs, pigs, sugar and coconuts to China has pushed their prices up in the domestic market.

The price of poultry eggs in HCM City markets has risen significantly, with salted duck eggs now costing 5,000 VND (0.24 USD) each, compared to 3,500 VND earlier.

Furthermore, traders are finding it difficult to purchase enough eggs despite offering higher prices, reports the Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper.
Health

HCM City orders separation of diseased animals

The HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has ordered district animal health bureaus to keep out livestock and poultry from provinces that have reported outbreaks of animal diseases.
Business

VN, Denmark to cooperate in pig production

Vietnam and Denmark will cooperate in breeding pig production, said Director of the Pig Research Centre under Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Lindhart B. Nielsen, who headed a delegation to visit Vietnam on March 28.
Society

Bird flu infects five new provinces

The Hanoi Veterinary Department said bird flu had been discovered in five more provinces – northern Thai Nguyen, Vinh Phuc, Lang Son, Nam Dinh provinces and Central Highland Kon Tum province.
Feed prices continue to climb Business

Feed prices continue to climb

The price of animal feed is expected to continue to rise because of higher prices of raw materials and the recent devaluation of the Vietnamese dong against the US dollar, according to animal-feed producers.