The press conference on Vietstock 2016 (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s Premier International Feed, Livestock and Meat Industry Expo (Vietstock 2016) will take place in Ho Chi Minh City on October 19-21 with a view to increasing food safety and quality in animal husbandry.

The Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and UBM Asia Limited – the largest trade show organiser in Asia held a press conference in Hanoi on August 9 to introduce the event.

The biennial event is expected to draw over 300 businesses from 30 countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, the US, France, the UK, Germany and Canada to get updated on the latest technologies and inventions in the field and forge cooperation and connectivity.

CEO of UBM Asia M.Gandhi said the increasing scale of the expo shows international companies’ interest in the Vietnamese livestock market, which boasts strong development potential in the future.

The organising board will grant the 7 th Vietstock award to organisations which have active contributions to the development of the Vietnamese animal husbandry. New prizes will be presented to the aquatic breeding sector.

The reward ceremony will be held at the opening event on October 19.

Vietstock 2016 will also include workshops on improving livestock productivity, nutrition in animal feed, and farm management, alongside “business connectivity” events enabling domestic and foreign enterprises to seek partnerships.-VNA