Vietnam’s demand for poultry meat is expected triple by 2020, while demand for eggs is set to double. The forecast, released by the Agriculture Ministry’s Department of Livestock Production, reflects Vietnam’s increasing population and rising living standards.
Among popularly reared birds in Vietnam are Hy-Line stock and the Luong Phuong strains from China. Local breeds are also commonly reared. In the case of the latter, the birds are smaller than many of the bloodlines commonly used around the world. Because of this, feeder pans and troughs for example, often have to be modified.
The government remains a major player in Vietnam’s food production, however, a number of international players also operate in the country. For example, Charoen Pokphand, in addition to being a major player in feed, also has integrated poultry operations in the Hanoi region, in the region of Binh Phuoc and in other southern areas of the country.