Livestock sector moves to boost exports in 2019

The Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will make intensive efforts to boost exports of animal products this year.

The livestock sector has enjoyed annual average growth of 5-6 percent for the last two decades.

Meat production has more than tripled since 2005 from 1.6 million to 5.3 million tons, egg production has almost quadrupled and milk output has increased 18.6 times, it said.

Nguyen Xuan Duong, the department's acting director, said, for the first time in the history, Vietnam exported chicken to Japan in 2017, and last year marked the beginning of pork exports to Myanmar.

Source: People's Army Newspaper