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Live hog prices increased sharply


The place with the highest price is the southern region, hog price On May 14, the increase in many localities, the highest in An Giang province increased by 1,000 VND/kg, to 61,000 VND/kg, which is also the highest price in the country.

In the Central – Central Highlands region, the price of live hogs fluctuates from 54,000 to 58,000 VND/kg. In the North, it fluctuates from 56,000 to 58,000 VND/kg.

Explaining the reason for the increase in live hog prices, many traders said that the number of pigs sold was decreasing because the output of re-herd pigs in the previous period decreased.

Besides, the amount imported pork also decreased. According to the General Department of Customs, in the first quarter, Vietnam imported 21.1 thousand tons of pork, down 34.8% in volume and 39.7% in value over the same period in 2021.

In addition, recently, the raging African swine fever also caused a decrease in supply in farming households.

Reports of the Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development in An Giang, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Tien Giang… show that the number of pigs infected with and suspected of having cholera is several thousand in each locality. The functional departments of these localities have also destroyed pigs in large quantities.

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