Despite ongoing epidemics, producers in Viet Nam will boost pig herds to meet demands of the 90 million people there. According to a report in Viet Nam News, herds will rise to 33.2 million from the current 8 million by 2013.

The Husbandry Department said Viet Nam must increase pork production from the current 1 million tons to 3.9 million tons to meet increasing demand for clean pork. This will require farmers to also boost the quality in which they raise herds.