Relieve difficulties for farmers
The Deputy Minister’s
decision is in aid of solving some difficulties for farmers, following 20% – 50%
increases in the price of animal feed ingredients in months recently. And also,
the decision is aimed at strengthening the development of animal husbandry in
Imports – due to shortage
Vietnam is now being
urged to import many ingredients for animal feed – this is due to a shortage of
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal
Husbandry Department, almost 40 domestic feedstock-production enterprises for
cattle, pigs, poultry and even fish have temporarily close down.
Hoang Kim Giao, director of the department, said growth in animal
husbandry was only a weak 0.03% in the first half of the year.
“To reach the annual growth rate of 4% -5 % in the second half of the
year, the industry must grow by at least 8% -10%,” he stated.
It is expected that demand for these products should rise to 8% in the
next 10 years.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has been urging the
Government to place animal-food products and ingredients on the list of
essential commodities and reduce import tax to zero per cent.