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PRRS affects 10% of Thailand’s PS pigs

PRRS continues to spread in northeastern Thailand, with 10% of the country’s breeder pigs affected. Some small-scale pig farmers cannot afford to buy imported PRRS...

Indonesia eases pig semen and breeder imports

To support farmers in restocking their pig herds, the Indonesian government has eased the import regulations for semen and breeder pigs. Sauland Sinaga, Chairman of...

IBH in Malaysia controlled with locally-developed vaccine

Local vaccines have helped Malaysia control Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) in chickens. “Around 2-3 years ago, IBH was a big concern, especially in breeder...

Vietnamese poultry breeders cull DOC on low demand

Poultry breeders have destroyed millions of DOC due to low demand from broiler producers. Covid-19 lockdowns have disrupted the transportation of goods across the country...

Global poultry industry should expect price inflation

The global poultry industry should anticipate significant price inflation in the second half of 2021, especially as feed prices remain high and avian influenza has...

Vietnam to import more breeders to build sow herd

While Vietnam’s sow herd is increasing steadily, it will need to import more GGP and parent stock to build up its F1 population, Rabobank...

Vietnam’s hog industry to strongly recover in 2021

Vietnam is on the way to replenish its hog herd two years after being hit by ASF, Rabobank said in its latest global update...

Philippine govt aims to recover lost breeder base by 2023

The Philippine Department of Agriculture targets to return the country’s breeder base to pre-ASF levels by 2023. Through the National Livestock Program (NLP), the DA...

Vietnamese duck industry hit hard by Covid

The closure of restaurants, kitchens, and borders due to Covid-19 has lowered duck demand in Vietnam leading many farms to reduce their flocks. "Chinese...

USD7m boost will help Pinsar’s cooperative grow

Indonesia’s Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs will allocate USD 7 million for the development of the Pinsar Cooperative. Minister Teten Masduki said the funds...

CPF Philippines inaugurates breeder farm in Isabela province

Charoen Pokphand Philippines Foods Corp, in partnership with Sagittarian Agricultural Philippines Inc, has inaugurated a new 2400-sow swine breeding complex. Located in Isabela province...

Brooding – the foundation of success for broiler breeders

AMIN SUYONO* discusses that the key to successful rearing lies in an effective management program that starts before the chicks arrive. Good house preparation...

Sumber Pakis records dwindling breeder pig sales

Sumber Pakis, an Indonesian pig breeding & farming company, has seen sales of breeder pigs dwindle due to Covid-19. In the first half of...

Association wants counterproductive regulations for beef cattle removed

The Indonesian Beef Cattle Businessmen Association has asked the government to remove regulations hampering the development of the local beef cattle industry. One is...

Losses dampen spirit in Vietnam’s poultry sector

Vietnamese poultry breeders are suffering from heavy losses with demand for DOC declining as farmers stop stocking. "Farmers have stop raising birds due to...

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