Meat processing at Vissan Company. (Photo: SGGP)

Pork market for Tet holidays: plentiful supply, unstable prices

Pork supply remains plentiful in markets, and the demand for pork has decreased. Pig farmers have been repopulating pig herds to serve the needs of the people during the festive season. There is, obviously, no shortage of pork, but the prices of pork have increased sharply.
Pork products on shelves. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has founded a group to inspect the pork market to figure out problems that caused failures in cooling domestic pork prices. — VNA/VNS Photo

Group set up to inspect pork market

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has founded a group to inspect the pork market which saw prices at high levels since the end of 2019 despite the Government’s effort to increase supply to make up for the drops caused by African swine fever.
Pig repopulation sluggish due to shortage of piglets

Pig repopulation sluggish due to shortage of piglets

The Department of Statistics of Dong Nai Province informed that by the end of June this year, the total pig herd of the province merely reached 2.03 million pigs, down 18 percent compared to that before the African swine fever epidemic.
A delegation led by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development visits pig farms in My Duc Commune in Hai Phong City. (Photo: SGGP)

11 million piglets to be provided for repopulation in Q4

Visiting farms raising breeding pigs for the recovery of pig farming in My Duc Commune in An Lao District in Hai Phong City on July 7, Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that repopulation is the only sustainable solution to create food supply and in the fourth quarter, there will be 11 million piglets for the market.
Live pigs imported from foreign countries are quarantined at Cau Treo Border Gate in Ha Tinh Province. (Photo: MARD}

Import of live pigs helps lower pig price in Vietnam

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in the afternoon of June 17, the first 500 live pigs imported from Thailand entered Vietnam through Lao Bao Border Gate in the Central province of Quang Tri.
Consumers buy pork at a supermarket. (Photo: SGGP)

Pork prices continue to be closely monitored

For months, pork has become a hot spot due to its high prices. To ensure supply and demand, and stabilize the price, on May 27, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) gave nods to imports of live pigs to meet the demand for fresh pork of Vietnamese people.
Biosecurity pig farming brings high efficiency. (Photo: SGGP)

Mekong Delta provinces strive to recover pig herds

Cities and provinces in the Mekong Delta are striving to repopulate pig herds after the African swine fever epidemic but with the current situation, supply cannot meet the demand, leading to high prices of piglets and pigs.
Pork prices remain at high levels

Pork prices remain at high levels

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the amount of imported pork has increased heavily but the prices of pork in the market are still hovering at high levels.