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…

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…

South East Asia Hog Market Report

13 January 2017 By http://www.thepigsite.com/ SOUTH EAST ASIA – Pig farming is growing fast in Vietnam, and pig prices in the market are still in serious decline. One of the main reason for the decline in pig price is the enforced closure of the Chinese/Vietnam border vastly reducing the supplies entering China, and the Chinese traders…

Seven challenges for Vietnam seafood in 2017 – VASEP

VCN – According to VASEP, in 2016, Vietnam seafood exports reached about $US 7.1 billion, up by 8% compared to 2015, according to assessment of the experts, there will be 7 main challenges for the Vietnam seafood industry in 2017. 1. Drought and salinity intrusion: The situation of drought and shortage of fresh water and…

Vietnam meat market – Balance between meat imports and domestic products

Meat product imports into the Vietnamese market have long been common practice done in accordance with world regulations. However, imports could affect domestic prices and market stability if not taken under full control, said Hoàng Thanh Vân, Director of the Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) yesterday. To gain better…

Changing diets in Vietnam a boon for European meat exporters

By Dam Tuan http://e.vnexpress.net/ Local consumers also favor imported products amid growing concerns about food safety. Fresh and frozen meat imports from Europe have more than tripled over the past three years as an increasingly affluent Vietnam now has a bigger appetite for meat. The European Commission reported that the export value of meat products from…

China possible to replace US to become Vietnam’s top catfish importer in 2017

Vietnamese experts said under the current growth, there lies a possibility that China will replace the United States to become Vietnam’s largest catfish importer in 2017. In the first 10 months of 2016, China spent $235.5 million on buying Vietnamese catfish, up 76.1 percent year-on-year, accounting for 16.9 percent of Vietnam’s catfish export revenue, local…