Cambodia to import Yorkshire breeding pigs
A private company in Cambodia is set to import pigs
from a breeder in Yorkshire, England, in a move that aims to improve
agricultural production in Cambodia and satisfy increasing demand among
consumers, reports the The Phnom Penh Post.
Mong Reththy, a Cambodian People's Party
senator and co-chair of the Agricultural and Agro-Industry Working Group, will
spend US$5 million purchasing and importing the Yorkshire breeders.
only solution for meeting local demand for pork in the future is to import
genuine breeders and distribute them to local pig raisers," said Mong Reththy,
who heads the agribusiness company Mong Reththy Group. "We will import 600 male
and female breeders starting from December this year to February 2009," he said,
adding that the breeding program would only be successful with the cooperation
of local pig farmers.Announcement welcomed
director of the Animal Health and Production Department of the Ministry of
Agriculture, welcomed the announcement of the breeding program and said it was
an important step towards greater sustainability.
needs about 7,000 pigs per day for domestic consumption, and Phnom Penh alone
needs 1,600 per day," he said. Cambodia currently imports about 800 pigs each
day from Thailand.Related Website
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