Vietnamese Pig Herd To Be Developed

VIETNAM - Viet Nam will soon breed pigs on a much larger scale than before, Husbandry Department Deputy Director Nguyen Thanh Son said at a conference in Ha Noi.
calendar icon 31 July 2006
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The conference, entitled "Challenges and solutions to selection and mating for improving breeding sows," was held jointly by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the US’ National Swine Registry, in order to develop breeding to meet local market demand as well as to export pork.

Son said that Viet Nam would strive to increase the national herd by 5 million pigs to 33 million by 2010, to supply 3.2 million tonnes of pigs on the hoof - an increase of 754,000 tonnes.

The sector targets exporting 25,000-30,000 tonnes of pork per year in the 2006-2010 period. To reach this target, the sector will improve facilities and equipment on pig farms as well as build new artificial insemination centres in the provinces.

The sector stated that each province should have two or three such centres to meet the demand of the current herd of sows.

Source: VnAgency

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