African swine fever is an animal disease that has spread rapidly across Asia over the past few months, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health. It is fatal for pigs and wild boars, and can be transmitted in a number of ways, including direct contact and contamination of food waste and feed.— VNS … [Read more...] about African swine fever still a problem for local farms
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At present, pork-proportion in the Vietnamese “meat basket” accounts for 70 per cent of all kinds of meat. Based on this calculation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has considered the need to restructure the livestock production in order to reduce the pressure on pig rearing. It is projected that the Strategy for animal rearing in the period between 2020-30 will soon be approved by the Prime Minister. In the strategy, the number of pig heads nation-wide will be reduced considerably while increasing the raising of other domestic animals and grass gracing animals. This is best way to achieve sustainable development of the Vietnamese livestock breeding. … [Read more...] about When will the pig raising restore to normal?
Personally, travelling during some virus outbreaks I only felt scared once when leaving South Korea, going through Hong Kong and back to Australia during the SARS outbreak in 2003. Having people push temperature guns at my head and getting stared down by rows of policemen at the airport in Hong Kong while being questioned about my travels felt very uncomfortable. Strangely enough, the Australians were more concerned about my gifts for family in Australia that attracted more interest than the fact that I’d visited farms in South Korea. … [Read more...] about Pondering over the novel coronavirus in Vietnam
“In previous years, some 2,000 could bring my family an annual profit of VNĐ50 to 60 million (US$2,140 to 2,570). This year, under the impacts of avian influenza, as duck prices drop, we are suffering a loss of VNĐ70 to 80 million ($3,000 to 3,400),” he said. … [Read more...] about Localities face battle with avian influenza
Hang told VIR that Japfa believes prevention is better than the cure, and it is also the cheapest solution. In addition, in order to help the poultry herd maintain good health they have to have strong resistance, which depends partly on feed. “Along with breeding, delivery is also important because it is also a factor that contributes to the spread of viruses,” Hang added. … [Read more...] about Country shoring up defences amid bird flu concerns