Live hog price increased sharply, surpassing 60,000 VND/kg
According to specialized livestock data in Vietnam, the price of live pigs in the North on May 14 fluctuated at 56,000 – 58,0000 VND/kg, an increase of 1,000 – 2,000 VND/kg compared to yesterday and about 5,000 VND. /kg compared to last week.
The localities with the strongest increase in live hog prices were Tuyen Quang, Hanoi, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Nam Dinh, Ha Nam, Vinh Phuc and Ninh Binh, up to 2,000 VND/kg compared to the previous day.
In the Central region – Central Highlands, live hog prices fluctuated between 54,000 and 58,000 VND/kg, an increase of about 4,000 VND/kg compared to the previous week and the highest increase of 1,000 VND/kg compared to yesterday. Binh Thuan is the locality with the highest live hog price in the region at 58,000 VND/kg. The lowest recorded price in the region is currently 54,000 VND/kg, recorded in Ha Tinh province.
In the southern region, the price of live hog increased the most, exceeding the mark of 60,000 VND/kg and fluctuated between 54,000 and 61,000 VND/kg. An Giang is the area that recorded the highest price in the region, reaching 61,000 VND/kg.
Localities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Tra Vinh, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai and Vung Tau have the same increase of 1,000 VND/kg compared to yesterday, the price of live hog is currently trading at 57,000 – 58,000 VND/kg.
Explaining the sharp increase in live hog prices, Mr. Nguyen The Chinh, Head of the Management Board of Livestock and Poultry Wholesale Markets in Ha Nam province, said that the number of live hogs sold in the market decreased, and the re-incarnation rate was also low. decrease, farmers continuously lose money when input costs are continuously high.
Moreover, in the past time, the raging African swine fever also caused a sharp decrease in supply. At the same time, high gasoline prices are the factors contributing to the high price of live pigs.
And Mr. Tran Van Chung, Vice Chairman of Ngoc Lu Commune People’s Committee (Binh Luc, Ha Nam) and also the owner of a farm raising hundreds of pigs said that, since Tet, the price of live pigs sold at the barns of households with livestock has increased. Local farming reached an average of 50,000 – 51,000 VND/kg, an increase of 1,000 VND/kg compared to the Lunar New Year. This is too low a price and farmers are losing money when feed prices are high.
At the present time, this price has not changed, but Mr. Chung believes that the price of live hog at the barns usually adjusts more slowly than at the wholesale markets, so it is possible that the price of live hog at his barn will increase sharply in the future. next few days, in line with the market trend.
“If the price of pigs goes down a bit, the farmers will have to suffer a loss, reduce the re-herd, and reduce the output is too obvious. But when the price of live pigs increases, the traders are the beneficiaries, the farmers still suffer. This can be seen immediately through the increase in the price of live pigs in the market, but the price of live pigs in the barn has not increased.”Mr. Chung said.
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