Large-scale livestock farms using biogas technology report that they are only able to utilize about 20-30 percent of the electricity generated from biogas, with the remainder going to waste due to a lack of suitable consumption options.
For the past week, in localities where pigs are raised a lot in the North, such as Hoa Binh, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, and Ha Nam, the price of live pigs sold at the farm has sharply decreased to around VND41,000 - VND44,000 per kg.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), on March 18, in Hanoi, held a conference to discuss solutions to promote the development of pig farming and strengthen the management of production and trading of animal feed in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), on October 25, denied the information that domestic live pork prices dropped steeply partly because authorities had allowed importing pork massively into Vietnam.
Amid the situation that pork prices plunged steeply, which possibly causes farmers to abandon pig farming and the food supply to face a shortage at the end of the year, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan had a field trip to localities and offered many solutions.
Despite being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to calculations, the export turnover of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector of Vietnam will reach the previously-set target of US$40 billion this year, heard at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on October 6 in Hanoi.
The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has sent documents to localities ordering pig repopulation under the "Project on restructuring the pig industry in the period from 2021 to 2025" to revive husbandry, reduce the risk of disease recurrence, and meet consumer demand.
C.P Vietnam Livestock Joint Stock Company sold pigs at VND81,000 per kilogram on July 7. According to the Dong Nai Livestock Association, at small-scale farms and pig-farming households, pigs were sold at VND89,000-VND90,000 per kilogram, up VND2,000-VND3,000 per kilogram compared to a few days ago; as for premium pigs, the price was VND93,000 per kilogram.
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.