In the first quarter of 2016, agricultural production faced many difficulties due to unusual weather phenomena: cold, icy in the North; Severe drought and saltwater intrusion in the South have affected agricultural production, cultivation and livestock production. According to the General Statistics Office, the production value of agriculture, forestry and fishery in the first quarter of 2016 at 2010 constant prices reached VND 178.8 trillion, down 1.32% compared to the first quarter of 2015. Prices The decrease in production value of the whole industry was due to: The production value of the agricultural sector accounted for the highest proportion but only reached VND 137.0 trillion, down 2.55%, (in particular, crop production decreased by 7%); The forestry sector achieved a good growth rate (+6.32%), reaching VND 6.39 trillion; Fishery reached VND 35.4 trillion, up 2.34%.
Livestock production in the first quarter was basically favorable, the selling price of livestock products increased, epidemics in livestock and poultry still occurred but did not spread widely, livestock production value reached 47, 34 billion dong, kept at a stable increase (+4.2%). The herd of cows is estimated to increase by 1%, the buffalo herd by about 2% due to severe cold, which greatly affects buffalo and cow raising in the Northern provinces. Pig breeding has developed quite well, the blue ear pig disease has not occurred, the price of live pork in the market after the Lunar New Year has remained stable and maintained at a level beneficial to farmers. It is estimated that the total number of pigs in the country in March 2016 increased by about 2.3%; Output of live pigs for slaughter in the first quarter increased by 3.9% over the same period last year.
Buffalo and cattle raising: The severe cold at the beginning of the year has greatly affected buffalo and cow husbandry across the country, causing damage to people. According to the GSO's estimates, the total buffalo population in the country decreased by about 2%, the output of buffalo meat was estimated at 99.6% over the same period last year. The total number of cows increased by about 1%; in which dairy cows were estimated at 297 thousand heads, up 8% over the same period in 2015. It is estimated that the output of live-weight beef for slaughter increased by 2% over the same period last year due to the amount of beef consumed during the last Lunar New Year. increase. Cow's milk production was estimated at 185,000 tons, up 12% over the same period last year.
Swine breeding: Pig breeding developed well, blue ear pig disease did not occur. The market price of live pork remains stable at a level that is beneficial to farmers. It is estimated that the total number of pigs in the country increased by 2.3% over the same period last year. Output of live pigs for slaughter in the first quarter increased by 3.9% over the same period last year
Poultry production: Poultry farming has developed stably, although avian influenza has not broken out strongly, new outbreaks have still arisen. It is estimated that the total number of poultry in the whole country increased by about 2%, of which the number of chickens increased by 4.4% over the same period in 2015. The output of live poultry meat in the first quarter is estimated to increase by 4.6% compared to the same period last year. . Poultry egg production is estimated to increase by 7.2% over the same period in 2015.
Epidemic: According to the Department of Animal Health, as of now March 24, 2016, the situation of epidemics in the whole country is as follows:
Currently, there is no bird flu outbreak in the whole country.
Currently, there is no outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the whole country.
From the beginning of December 2015 up to now, the whole country has not had an outbreak of Blue Ears.
Avian Influenza: The recent outbreak of Avian Influenza occurred mainly in poultry flocks raised in a few households that have not been vaccinated against avian influenza and have not been vaccinated. promptly detected and handled by the locality, so there is no spreading phenomenon; So far, the outbreaks have been basically controlled.
LMLM Translation: In recent times, FMD outbreaks occurred mainly in small form. The risk of pathogens spreading and spreading epidemics in the regions is very high. Localities in high-risk areas, where there are old outbreaks, and cattle herds that have not been thoroughly vaccinated, especially provinces with projects to supply cattle breeds and reduce poverty, need to strengthen monitoring. Monitoring, early detection of outbreaks, organization of FMD vaccination, strict control of livestock transportation, management of livestock slaughter to minimize the risk of arising and spreading epidemics.
Animal Products Market
In March, prices of many main domestic agricultural products moved in an uptrend. Specifically, live pigs in the Southeast and Mekong Delta provinces also tend to increase due to the high demand for pork consumption.
The price of live hog in the Southeast provinces and the Mekong Delta tends to increase in March due to high demand for pork consumption. Compared to the end of February, the price of live hog increased by 2,000 - 3,000 VND/kg to 47,000 VND/kg. The price of colored feathered broilers purchased at farms in the Southeast and Mekong Delta provinces decreased by 9,000 VND/kg to 26,000 - 27,000 VND/kg. Chicken prices fell due to a sharp drop in demand after the Lunar New Year and a lot of imported chicken, affecting the domestic chicken market. In general, in the first quarter of 2016, live hog prices fluctuated with an increase of 1,000 VND/kg compared to the end of last year. The price of colored broiler chickens decreased by 12,000 VND/kg from 38,000 - 39,000 VND/kg at the end of last year to 26,000 - 27,000 VND/kg.