If the animal breeding and feed processing industry do not to solve its current situations soon, Vietnam may have to import pork, beef and poultry at the end of this year, Le Ba Lich, chairman of the Vietnam Animal Feed Association has warned.
Currently, the price of pig feed is VND8,500 (US$0.51) per
kilogram. To produce one kilogramme of pork, 2.6 kilogrammes of feed are needed,
which costs VND22,100 ($1.34).
A kilogramme of live pig goes for VND32,000 ($1.94) -34,000
($2.06) in the south and VND28,000 ($1.70) – 30,000 ($1.82) in
addition, blue ear disease and bird flu have also played a role
in the current meat shortage.
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