JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam begins importing live pigs for slaughter from Thailand

Vietnam begins importing live pigs for slaughter from Thailand

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 08:40 GMT+7
Vietnam begins importing live pigs for slaughter from Thailand
A man shuts a container’s door after live pigs were loaded onto a truck in Vietnam in this file photo. Photo: Nguyen Tri / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has given the green light to the import of live pigs from Thailand for both farming and slaughter from Friday.

In a document issued on Thursday, the ministry assigned its Animal Health Department to issue detailed guidance on quarantine measures for the imported pigs in line with existing regulations to prevent animal diseases and ensure the safety of domestic herds.

The department director is also responsible for boosting its coordination with inter-sector agencies at ports of entry and local authorities to strictly manage the live imports.

In a document signed by Agriculture and Rural Development Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien last month, the ministry required that imported hogs be subject to 30-day quarantine as per the effective regulations on cattle import.

This is the first time Vietnam has allowed the importation of live pigs for slaughter in a bid to bring down domestic pork prices that have skyrocketed over scarcity caused by the African swine fever epidemic last year.

Thailand was chosen as the supplier as its wholesale prices of live hogs currently range between VND55,000 (US$2.36) and VND60,000 ($2.57) per kilogram, much lower than Vietnam’s current live pig prices averaging VND95,000 ($4.08) per kilogram.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news