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Vietnam pig farmer told to reassess their growth plans

Staff Writer |
Pig farmers in Vietnam are suffering huge losses and were told to review their pig farming plans to better match market demand.

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Localities should not increase their number of pigs especially sows, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong said, urging them to raise instead pigs that generate high yield or special ones to suit certain groups of consumers.

The ministry also asked people’s committees in provinces to instruct pig farmers to apply diversified models such as semi-industrial hog production, conventional or organic farming instead of solely developing industrial hog production.

The processing industry needs to diversify meats and increase value addition.

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