Incidence of African Swine Fever leaves rises in imported pork in Vietnam

Incidence of African Swine Fever (ASF) left rises in imported pork because of the possibility of pork shortage, said foodstuff businesses on June 14.

Incidence of African Swine Fever leaves rises in imported pork in Vietnam

In the first four months of the year, imports of pork rose 6, 7 times compared from the same period last year to $23.58 million, according to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s report.
The spike in imported pork coincides with the incidence of African swine fever early this year in Vietnam. In spite of 2.5 million hogs (equivalent to 7 percent of total herds of hogs in the country) have been culled, pork supply in the local market in the south is still stable.
For instance, around 5,000 hogs are slaughtered to sell in Tan Xuan, the biggest wholesale market in the southern province of Dong Nai more than before, said Deputy Chairman of Husbandry Association in Dong Nai Province.

By staff writers - Translated by DANG MINH

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