(PLO)- The Vietnam Livestock Association said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sent an official dispatch to the Ministry of Public Security and the Department of Animal Health, proposing to strengthen inspection work to prevent smuggled pigs.
Mr. Nguyen Kim Doan, Vice Chairman of Dong Nai Breeding Association, said that live pigs in some northern provinces can be over 65,000 VND/kg, but now in Dong Nai area, some large livestock companies continue to offer promotions of 1,500 VND/kg.
Live pig is still at the price of 61,000 VND/kg, traders collect 60,000 VND/kg at the farmer’s farm.
“Although the above price of live pigs helps farmers to cover costs, some people make profits, but in the past time, farmers are afraid to re-herd because they do not know if this price will last for a long time. At the same time, African swine fever is still a high risk,” said Mr.
Pork in wholesale markets is still abundant, the price does not fluctuate. Photo: TU UYEN
According to livestock enterprises, the price of Vietnamese live pigs is now 5,000-7,000 VND/kg higher than that of Cambodia and Thailand, 10,000-15,000 VND/kg higher than China’s live pigs.
Therefore, farmers want the authorities to strictly control so that live pigs from other countries do not smuggle into Vietnam. At the same time, raising technical barriers to limit the import of many cheap by-products will make it even more difficult for farmers.
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Dat, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Livestock Association, said that the price of live hog in Vietnam is currently the highest in the region.
Although the domestic supply of pork is abundant, the association’s information shows that currently the price of live hog in some surrounding countries such as China, Thailand and Cambodia is priced at around 50,000 VND/kg, much lower than the price of Vietnam’s live pig.
Therefore, there is a situation where pigs from these countries go by unofficial way to Vietnam. Therefore, for a few days now, in some northern provinces, live hog prices have tended to decrease.
According to Mr. Dat, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sent an official dispatch to the Ministry of Public Security and Department of Animal Health, proposing to strengthen inspection and control to prevent this situation.
“Due to the impact of the epidemic in the past two years, livestock farmers have lost a lot, even many households have gone bankrupt. It’s been almost a month since pig farming has been effective again, the price of live pigs has just moved up so that people can ensure to cover costs, but it was affected by small-scale pigs.
This is both a potential disease risk as well as affecting domestic farmers. The association hopes that management agencies need to drastically prevent it to protect domestic production,” said Mr. Dat.
Live hog prices hit the highest level since the beginning of the year, the highest at 63,000/kg
(PLO)- According to the Import-Export Department, in the first five months of 2023, Vietnam imported more than 239,000 tons of meat and meat products, worth $480.32 million.