Vietnam livestock industry under review

The animal husbandry and poultry sectors will be reviewed and restructured so that they develop in a sustainable and competitive manner, an official said at a conference in HCM City yesterday.
Hoang Kim Giao, head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Husbandry Department, said under the Livestock Development Strategy, the country would increase the ratio of livestock production to 38 per cent of the total agricultural output by 2015 and 42 per cent by 2020 from the current 30 per cent.
By 2020 the livestock industry targets production of 5.5 million tonnes of meat, 14 billion eggs, and more than 1 million tonnes of milk. This translates into 56 kilogrammes of meat, 140 eggs, and more than 10 kilogrammes of milk per capita per year.



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