Animal feed

Update news Animal feed

 Small livestock farmers in Viet Nam are being robbed off due benefits to the tune of US$94 million a year, experts say.

Farmers ignore shrimp warning

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in Bac Lieu Province are expanding their white-legged shrimp ponds in unzoned areas despite warnings from local authorities that it could damage the environment and cause outbreaks of disease.

GM crops targeted to make up 30-50% of cultivation

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government wants to start cultivating new strains of genetically-modified (GM) crops next year with a target to expand the area under cultivation of GM crops

Foreign investors keen on animal feed, seafood, livestock production

 VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign firms are showing huge interest in Vietnam’s lucrative livestock production sector, the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) reported.

Earnings from rice exports not enough to buy animal feed

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite being an agricultural economy, Vietnam cannot produce animal feed. It has to spend $4 billion a year on animal feed imports, a figure far higher than its earnings from rice exports.

Agriculture head fields questions

VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat was in the hot seat over the sector's poor management during a three-day Q&A session between National Assembly deputies and the Government cabinet

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Lacking capital, farmers become hired workers for foreigners

The capital depletion plus the dramatic meat price decrease both have knocked down livestock farms. Breeding animals for foreign invested enterprises proves to be the only choice for Vietnamese farmers now.

Vietnamese consumers unanimously boycott CP Vietnam’s eggs

CP Vietnam Livestock Corporation, found as the culprit who pushed up the chicken egg prices up in recent days, has become the subject for extreme public criticism.