Thailand set target to increase the consumption of pork

THAILAND - The President of the Swine Raisers Association, Mr. Surachai Sutthitham, has set the target to increase the consumption of swine in Thailand. He is also preparing to negotiate with the Internal Trade Department on tax reduction on the imports of corns and animal feeds, as they have shown signs of shortage in the future.
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Mr. Surachai said that the domestic swine consumption is less than the expected target. Therefore, his association is cooperating with the Livestock Department to stimulate the consumption from 13.9 kg per person per year to 15 kg per person annually. He said that the department will issue various menus that have pork as an ingredient. He added that the benefit of consuming pork will be shown on the menus so people would be enticed to try those dishes. In the future, he views that swine raisers may face with the shortage of feed. He said that his association will propose this matter to the Internal Trade Department.

He said that the amount of corn is decreasing because farmers have turned to grow cassava following the “Alternative Energy Plant” policy. However, he said that prices of pork will increase in the fourth trimester of this year. The price is projected to be 50 baht per kg.

Source: Thais News
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