Demand for pork up in Viet Nam
Production expected to rise
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.