According to the report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the livestock production in the month developed stably, according to the GSO's estimates, the total number of buffaloes in the whole country increased by about 0.1%, the total number of cows increased by 0.1%. about 1-1.5% compared to the same period in 2015. Pig production developed well because there was no blue ear pig disease in the month, the selling price of meat was slightly stable and remained at a level beneficial to the farmers. The country's pig population increased by about 2-2.5% over the same period in 2015. Poultry raising was invested by people to develop herds to serve the Lunar New Year market. It is estimated that the total number of poultry in the whole country increased by 3-3.5% over the same period in 2015.
Growing of buffaloes and cows: The herd of buffaloes and cows has grown steadily in the past month. According to GSO estimates, the total number of buffaloes in the country increased by about 0.1%, the total number of cows increased by 1-1.5% over the same period in 2015.
Swine breeding: Swine production developed well because the blue-ear disease did not occur in the month, the selling price of live meat remained stable at a level beneficial to farmers. According to GSO estimates, the total number of pigs in the whole country increased by about 2-2.5% over the same period in 2015.
Poultry production: Poultry production has developed stably. It is estimated that the total number of poultry in the whole country increased by 3-3.5% over the same period in 2015.
Epidemic: According to the Department of Animal Health, as of now February 17, 2016, the epidemic situation in the country is as follows:
1.1. Avian Influenza
During the day, there were no reports of new outbreaks arising in localities.
Currently, the whole country has 01 outbreak of Avian Influenza A/H5N6 in Dien Phu commune, Dien Chau district, Nghe An province less than 21 days (four days have passed). p>
1.2. Animal Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)
There were no reports of new outbreaks arising in localities during the day. The outbreak in Co Linh commune, Pac Nam district, Bac Kan province has passed 21 days without any infected cattle.
Currently, the whole country has 9 FMD outbreaks occurring in 04 districts of 02 provinces less than 21 days, specifically:
(1) Bac Kan province has 8 outbreaks of FMD type O in 03 districts:
a) Pac Nam district has 02 outbreaks in communes: Bang Thanh (16 days passed) and Cao Tan (6 days passed);
b) Ngan Son district has 05 outbreaks in the communes of Thuan Mang (past 11 days), Trung Hoa (past 15 days), Lang Ngam, Thuong Quan and Na Phac town;
c) Ba Be district has 01 outbreak in Cao Thuong commune (over 20 days).
(2) Son La province has 01 FMD outbreak in Sam Kha commune, Sop Cop district (20 days has passed).
1.3. Blue ear epidemic on pigs
During the day, there were no reports of outbreaks arising in localities.
From the beginning of December 2015 up to now, there has been no Blue Ear epidemic in the whole country
1.4. Assessment of the translation situation
Avian Influenza:The recent outbreak of Avian Influenza occurred mainly in poultry flocks raised in a few households, which had not been vaccinated against avian influenza and had not been vaccinated. promptly detected and handled by the locality, so there is no spreading phenomenon; So far, the outbreaks have been basically controlled.
However, at present, due to the complicated changes of weather, the risk of epidemic arising and spreading is very high, localities need to be proactive in the prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, H5N6 and some strains of influenza viruses that can be transmitted to humans, such as the H7N9 virus; strengthen control and strictly handle the illegal import of poultry, closely monitor the area to detect and handle outbreaks in a timely manner.
FMD translation: In recent times, FMD outbreaks have occurred mainly in small numbers. 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.
Localities based on the epidemic situation in the area, the announcement of the Department of Animal Health on the circulation of avian influenza virus strains, foot-and-mouth disease, blue ear and guidelines for use of vaccines in 2016 Version No. 153/TY-DT dated January 25, 2016) to organize the purchase of the right vaccine against the epidemic to achieve the highest effectiveness.
Animal Products Market
In January 2015, live hog prices in the Southeast and Mekong Delta decreased by 500 VND/kg to 44,500 - 45,000 VND/kg. Pork is a product that is used a lot by consumers during Tet, but it is forecasted that in the Lunar New Year market 2016, pork will not be "expensive" due to the guaranteed supply. The purchase price of industrial chickens at farms in the Southeast and Mekong Delta in January increased by 5,000-6,000 VND/kg to 25,000 VND/kg. The purchase price of colored broiler chickens at farms in the Mekong Delta also increased by 1,000 VND/kg to 40,000 VND/kg.
Animal feed and raw materials: Import value of animal feed and raw materials in January 2016 was estimated at USD 161 million, down 45% over the same period in 2015. Import market the main products of this group in 2015 were Argentina (42.5% market share), followed by the United States (12.6%); Brazil (9%) and China (5.8%). The market with a sudden increase in value over the same period is Austria (more than 68 times).