Vietnam limits pig sales to China due to PPRS
Vietnam will limit pig exports to China with the aim
of preventing a disease from spreading among its swine stock or to its
neighbours, said the Agriculture Ministry.
As from Saturday, 26 April, pigs sold to China should not come from or be
transported via provinces now battling "blue ear" disease, said Deputy
Agriculture Minister Bui Ba Bong.
It is reported that this move may trigger price rises in China, which faced
record pork prices in 2007 due to shortages following infection by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome
almost half of China in 2006, leading to the slaughter of about 1 mln
So far this year, over 215,000 pigs, which is still less than 1% of
Vietnam's pig stock, have been infected in 10 provinces, however, outbreaks are
spreading quickly, said the Agriculture Ministry's Animal Health
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