VN shrimp brand: difficult, but not too late

Việt Nam is the third largest shrimp producer and the largest giant tiger prawn producer in the world. Shrimp is a major export item, but it lacks brand value. Đào Đức Huấn explains why. The director of the Agricultural Development Centre also tells Vietnam News Agency it is not too late to build a national…

Vietnam – Imported meat becoming more popular

Vietnamese are now buying more Japanese beef, US chicken and Australian lamb for their family meals, putting pressure on the domestic animal husbandry industry. A report from the Department of Livestock Production showed that in the first seven months of 2015, Vietnam imported 210,000 cows from Australia, which was even higher than the total import…

Vietnam’s Aussie beef hunger

THE taste for Australian cattle has ignited an investment boom in Vietnamese feedlots and abattoirs. Leading steel manufacturer in Vietnam, Hoa Phat Group, which had an annual turnover of more than US$1.2 billion, is the latest to enter the market. The company is preparing to begin the intake of 3000 head of cattle this August, with capacity to grow…

Dairy Production and Trade in Thailand 2017

By Dang Xuan Phi –  Center for Applied Economic Research, Kasetsart University, Thailand INTRODUCTION In 1960, the Thai dairy industry has been developed after the King of Denmark gave some dairy cows to the King of Thailand during his visit to Denmark. The King has started the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand and Livestock…

VN confronts pig farming surplus

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Nguyễn Xuân Cường has called for a nationwide reduction in the number of pigs and animal feed factories after their overgrowth in the last few years. Cheap live weight prices and relatively high prices of feed have caused pig farmers to suffer losses worth VNĐ1 million (US$43) per pig, local…

BEEF & DAIRY LIVESTOCK ASIA EXPO, MARCH 2017, HCMC

“Beef and Dairy Livestock Asia” The beef and dairy livestock sector is growing rapidly throughout Asia. There is a real opportunity in these emerging markets to impact production through sharing knowledge and modern technologies. The Expo will showcase regional, Australian and international products and services with participants from commercial operators and governments throughout Asia. A…