Vietnam changing gears on hog production

The country feels it has ASF under control

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In May the leaders in Vietnam encouraged farmers to switch out of hog production to other livestock, such as cattle, because African Swine Fever was rampant.

Now the government says the disease is under control and it is encouraging farmers to go back into hog production.

More than five million pigs, 18 per cent of the national herd, have been culled.

Hog prices have shot up by 70 per cent since the beginning of the year.

Pork demand will peak with the New Year holiday season.

African Swine Fever spread into all 63 provinces of Vietnam.

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