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Anthrax threatens Southeast Asia’s beef cattle herd

The Champasak province in Laos has reported 54 cases of anthrax affecting humans. There have been no fatalities, but the situation has raised concerns...

Laos reports H5N1 in traditional market, first since 2020

Laos has reported an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in a Vientiane market. Based on WOAH records, this is the first H5N1 outbreak since 2020. The...

Concern over AI increases in Southeast Asia

Recent reports about avian influenza (AI) in Laos and Cambodia have raised fears of a more widespread outbreak in the region. Last week, Laos’...

Vietnam explores more trade with Laos and Cambodia

Thilogi, a subsidiary of automobile maker Truong Hai Group has opened its first transport channel across the borders of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The...

Pork production in Laos grows on higher demand

Laos no longer imports pigs/pork in recent years. It has boosted local production to meet demand, firstly by increasing the sow population to 42,000...

Laos raises egg self-sufficiency with new layer complex

After the pandemic and challenges with eggs supply, some investors decided that Laos needed to be self-sufficient. From being a country that imports eggs...

Vietnam, Laos to address disease prevention, pig trade

Laos has suspended imports of live pigs, fresh, and processed pork from Vietnam. However, because the two countries do not have an official pig/pork...

Vietnam expands feed raw material production in Laos

Vietnam is expanding its production of feed raw material in Laos after the two countries agreed to facilitate investments for crop production in the...

HAGL adds beef from Laos to its offerings

Vietnamese banana and pork producer Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) has added beef from Laos among the offerings at its Bapi meat shops in...

Betagro’s Q3 2022 revenue jumps 49%

Thailand’s Betagro posted USD 830 million in revenue for Q3 2022, up 49.2% yoy on higher sales from its agro, food and protein, pet...

China resumes cattle imports from Laos

China’s government recently announced that it will lift the ban on import of cattle and cattle products from Laos after the latter has contained...

China to buy cassava flour, soybeans from Laos

Chinese companies will import 100,000 tons of cassava flour and 200,000 tons of soybeans from Laos, a report by the Laotian Times said. These...

CPF sets investment budget at USD750m in 2022

Thailand’s CPF has set its investment budget at USD 750 million this year, focusing on machinery upgrades and automation to increase efficiency. CEO Prasit...

Laos suspends cattle trade due to lumpy skin disease

Lao's Department of Livestock and Fisheries has announced the suspension of import and export of cattle and their meat to control the spread of...

Thailand confirms safety of live pigs exported to Vietnam

Sorravis Thaneto, Director General of the DLD told Asian Agribiz that there are no ASF cases in Thailand. This follows reports from Vietnam on...

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