Since the beginning of the year, Binh Duong’s agricultural industry has maintained its growth momentum in the livestock sector, ensuring a safe food supply for the market.
Currently, livestock production facilities in the province are focusing on re-herding livestock to supply the market during the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit in 2023. What is new is that this year, many breeding households have switched to bio-secure livestock production to serve the needs of the market. The increasing demands of consumers on product quality, food safety and hygiene.
According to the provincial Sub-Department of Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries, although in the past 2 years affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the livestock industry has still developed stably. Up to this point, the total pig herd reached 706,000 heads, an increase of more than 26,000 heads over the same period; the total poultry herd reached nearly 13 million heads, an increase of 617,000 heads over the same period; the total herd of nearly 5,000 buffaloes; total herd of 25,000 cows, an increase of 1.71% over the same period. 100% of livestock products from large, industrial-scale farms have high technology content. Pig, chicken, and cattle farms have applied at least one high-tech technical measure or high-tech product in the production and preliminary processing of products.
Not only maintaining the growth rate, the livestock models in the direction of modern, closed, bio-secure, and the link chain from production to consumption have also been expanded, helping farmers to increase the value of their products. products in a sustainable way, mainly concentrated in 4 northern districts including Bau Bang, Phu Giao, Dau Tieng and Bac Tan Uyen. Chicken raising currently has 149 farms, including companies investing in breeding chickens, egg laying and broiler chickens, with a total herd of 8.3 million heads. Duck farming currently has 44 farms with 517,000 heads. Pig raising has 253 farms with a total herd of nearly 700,000 heads. In addition, the urban agriculture model has also developed, mainly raising ornamental fish, turtles, porcupines, snakes, lizards, bears… with 2,870 households investing with 16,000 children of all kinds.
Thanks to the proactive work of preventing and controlling epidemics in livestock and poultry and diseases in livestock and poultry herds has been basically controlled; especially thanks to the promotion of application of science and technology in production, especially in the production of breeds, the quality of livestock products is increasingly improved, ensuring food safety and hygiene. At the same time, according to the authorities, the price of live pork for slaughter tends to increase in the last months of 2022, contributing to reducing cost pressure on livestock production facilities, and households are assured of re-herding. , prepare food sources to meet the increasing demand at the end of the year.
To maintain stable livestock production in the province, the agricultural sector and localities have strengthened management; carry out the propaganda and dissemination of the Law on Livestock and related documents to livestock breeders; step up the forecasting and forecasting of the market, determining the demand for livestock products in the market to give warnings and adjust the production plan in accordance with the requirements of the market.
Mr. Tran Phu Cuong, Director of the Provincial Sub-Department of Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries, said that it is expected that by the end of 2022, the livestock herd has basically reached the set plan. The main source of products to meet the consumption needs of the people in the province and sell to other markets.
Currently, the agricultural sector is guiding farmers to apply technical advances in seeds and feed, implement biosafety breeding processes, and ensure disease safety in order to limit risks. At the same time, it is recommended that farmers participate in and expand linkages in livestock production in order to stabilize prices and output for products. At the same time, strengthen coordination with localities to monitor the development of livestock production and disease; increase and re-herd pigs in the province to ensure supply.
Provincial Sub-Department of Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries is actively coordinating with localities to organize periodic vaccination for cattle and poultry; at the same time, coordinate in organizing cleaning, disinfection and disinfection activities for disease prevention and control.
The province’s agriculture sector focuses on restructuring livestock herds towards increasing the proportion of large-scale livestock farms as well as encouraging the development of livestock production on an industrial scale, closed breeding, organic husbandry and application of animal husbandry. use high technology. Focus on linking between stages in the value chain from seed production, feed, to processing to improve productivity, reduce production costs, increase efficiency and increase competitiveness with imported products. .