Meat exports are still a difficult problem
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, despite being "rescued" but with a large supply, slow consumption has led hog prices in many localities in June continue to decrease. Especially finding the output for pork is still very difficult.
Pork prices are still falling
Estimated to 6/2017, pigs of the country have decreased 4% over the same period in 2016. Pork volume was rescued in the first half of this year estimated at 2.2 million tons, up 3% over for the same period in 2016.
In many localities like Kien Giang, Tra Vinh and Nam Dinh, prices have dropped by 1,000-4,000 VND per kilogram compared to the beginning of the month and are currently priced at 25,000 VND per kg in Kien Giang; 22,000 VND/kg in Tra Vinh and Nam Dinh. Buying price in Vinh Long decreased 11,000 VND/kg compared with the beginning of the year to 24,000 VND/kg; in An Giang province, it decreased by 8,000 VND/kg to 25,000 VND/kg; Dong Nai decreased from 7,000 to 9,000 VND/kg, down to 23,000 - 26,000 VND/kg.
Due to the low price of pork, the farmers still have to suffer losses, leading to the decrease of the herd, the release of the herd and the hanging of the cage.
Speaking at the first half-year review conference, implementing the work plan for the last 6 months of 2017, Mr. Hoang Thanh Van, Director of the Department of Livestock Production, said that the growth of the blanket industry adopt very fragile, and there are many signs are not good. Pig production has not shown signs of recovery, retarded slow etc., while some feed manufacturers have plans to increase production.
"Through the recent "rescue" pigs, 4-5 provinces have done well, promoting the role of local government, the situation is stable, the livestock has support. The other provinces without strong and drastic leading measures will have the low effective" - Mr. Van stressed.
According to Mr. Hoang Thanh Van, the demand for meat in the country in 2017 about 4.75 million tons, however, the meat production capacity this year may reach 5.5 million tons. Therefore, from the end of the year can still take place excess meat scene, so need solutions to calculate. In particular, in fact, traders are the main price manipulator of pork in the past 6 months and have not stopped. Meanwhile, the management and organization of our market have not done well.
In the coming time, the Department of Livestock Production will review all three livestock sectors, including FDI enterprises, farms and households, and then make recommendations to the local people and livestock to adjust.
According to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, meat exports are a difficult problem that can not be resolved immediately. The ministry will hold a conference on chicken exports; next will be held a conference in the North on pork exports. The goal is not just targeting the Chinese market but also other markets. Products include pork, whole milk exports; in addition, proceed to prepare the export of pork pieces required by the importing country.
Three important goals
Evaluation of the results of implementation in the first 6 months of 2017, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said, despite many difficulties in the market and unfavorable weather conditions due to the influence of the variable climate change, but the basic indicators of the sector still ensure the progress of the Government. Major industries have set goals. This result is due to the fact that at the end of 2016, the sector has drastically directed the units to carry out their assigned tasks and attach responsibility to each individual in each sector.
Specifically, in the first 6 months of 2017, the industry growth rate reached 2.65%; exports of agriculture, forestry, and fishery reached 17.1 billion USD; the national target program for new rural development was 31%.
However, according to Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong, the existent paradox is the large production but the value chain is poor and unstable before the risk and risk of weather and market. At the same time, closed production chains for each sector have not yet been established; the investment in agriculture is still low.
The forecast for the second half of 2017, Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that the agricultural sector will continue to face many difficulties, especially domestic and foreign markets. Therefore, the 3.05% growth target is very difficult. To reach its growth target, the ministry will focus on developing domestic and foreign markets to achieve not only 33 billion USD but also to end the situation of “having a good harvest but falling price”, increase values for farmers.
At the same time, Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong suggested units review all planning, and adjust to suit the actual market; at the same time responding to climate change. For the national product axis (including 10 billion dollars exported goods), it is necessary to review the planning; with regard to the provincial product axis, it is necessary to re-plan and develop a strategy to increase the added value. "In July and August, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development leaders will review and adjust sectoral planning. For the rest of the year, the agriculture sector has to drastically pursue three major goals: the head of the agricultural sector is 3.05%, the export of agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture is 33 billion USD and the national target program on building new rural areas is 31%," Minister Cuong said.