Vietnam focused on developing poultry industry
Vietnamese poultry breeders recently gathered in Ho
Chi Minh City to discuss the sustainable development of the nation's poultry
According to a local newspaper, Vietnam News, it is expected that the
country will zone off concentrated breeding areas and apply advanced
technologies in the breeding sector for the sustainable development of the
According to Vietnam Poultry Breeders' Association president Tran Cong
Xuan, there are 2,837 poultry farms in the country producing approx. 400,000
tonnes of fowl meat and 4-5 billion eggs per year.
Up to 70% of farms in the country's poultry sector are run by households
where the application of new technologies and veterinary standards are not given
adequate attention. To help remedy such limitations, the Ministry of Agriculture
and Rural Development's Husbandry Department suggested that poultry breeding and
concentrated breeding areas be zoned off. The Ministry also recommended that
farm-applied breeding methods be strictly adopted.
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