Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vietnam Buys Chinese Pigs

Vietnam animal health authorities held a meeting where it was reported that foot and mouth disease outbreaks have occurred in 39 provinces [Vietnam has that many?] with 45,000 animals dead. According to the report, disease has been a big problem for Vietnam's livestock industry this year. Livestock producers have lost confidence due to the disease problems and the rising prices of fuel, electricity and other items.

According an analyst, Vietnam has a shortage of meat due to blue ear disease and foot and mouth disease. According to Chinese news media reports, many Vietnamese traders have been coming across the border to Guangxi Province in China to buy pigs.

Chinese Ministry of Agriculture officials have issued warnings about serious disease problems in neighboring countries...apparently this is an example.

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