Sluggish pork demand hits Vietnamese hog farmers

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The sluggish demand for pork in Vietnam is giving farmers cause for concern. Nguyen Tri Cong, Chairman of Dong Nai Livestock Production Association, told Asian Agribiz that slow consumption has kept pork prices down for many months. “While pork remains a staple in Vietnamese diets, people are eating less of it. Consumers are tightening their spending due to the pandemic,” he said. Mr Cong predicts that pork prices will remain low until the economy recovers and people have stable incomes again.

Regional Correspondent and Assistant Editor Asian Pork Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Covid-19 and the African swine fever had double impact on Asia’s pig sector and Ha Thu wrote a changing industry in, ‘Trends in Southeast Asia’s pig industry amid dual crisis’.