HCMC – Breeding grounds are now focusing on re-herding to meet increasing meat consumption demand in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) in early 2023.
According to the Department of Livestock Production, the demand for meat consumption during Tet will increase by 10-20%.
The department forecast that livestock production value would increase by 5-6% over the year earlier, according to Baochinhphu.vn.
To meet this goal, the country must produce seven million tons of meat by the end of the year. Accordingly, over 4.2 million tons of pork, over 1.9 million tons of poultry meat, over 18.4 billion eggs and over 1.16 million tons of milk are expected by year’s end.
According to statistics from the department, the total pig herd nationwide is 28.7 million. As of the end of August, the hog price ranged from VND62,000-71,000 per kilogram leading to an increase of VND130,000-160,000 in the selling price of pork.
Since the beginning of August, the Northern and North Central provinces have actively increased livestock herds.
In Hai Duong Province, the number of pigs reached 395,000 heads. By the end of the year, the total pig herd is expected to reach 420,000-430,000 heads, according to the Provincial Sub-Department of Livestock and Veterinary Medicine.
In Vu Quang District, Ha Tinh Province, the number of livestock and poultry increased by 20-30% compared to late July, with more than 37,000 pigs, 14,000 buffaloes and cows and nearly 350,000 chickens.