Vietnam will industrialize, modernize and sustainably develop livestock production in order to achieve an annual production value growth rate of 3-4 percent during the 2026-30 period.
Such is among the targets set forth in the national animal husbandry development strategy for the 2021-30 period, with a vision toward 2045, recently approved by the Prime Minister under Decision 1520/QD-TTg.
Under the strategy, in the next five years, the percentage of cattle and poultry slaughtered at industrial and concentrated facilities will be 60 and 40 percent, respectively, and 70 and 50 percent by 2030.
Meanwhile, the rate of processed cattle and poultry meat will be between 25 and 30 percent of the total meat output by 2025 and between 40 and 50 percent in the subsequent five years.
The program also sets forth the target that at least 10 and 20 district-level disease-free livestock production areas will be built by 2025 and 2030 respectively.
By 2045, the country’s livestock production is expected to become a modern techno-economic sector highly industrialized in almost all stages from production, processing and preservation to connection to outlets, in which the production quality and capacity will be among the leading countries in the region.
It is also targeted to effectively control dangerous infectious and zoonotic diseases.
At the same time, most of main livestock products such as meat, eggs and milk will be produced at bio-secured and environmentally friendly establishments, while all cattle and poultry meat products will be supplied from industrial and concentrated slaughterhouses.
Under the strategy, some three-quarters of main livestock products will go through preliminary processing and industrial processing, with 30 percent of which to be thoroughly processed.
To achieve the aforesaid targets, it is required to improve policies on livestock production development such as allocation of land, finance, credit, trade, agricultural extension and communications policies; increase capacity of disease prevention and control and environmental protection; and intensify science and technology application and international cooperation.
The program also set forth targets of improving productivity and quality of livestock breeds; improving quality and lowering prices of animal feed; raising capacity of slaughtering and processing of livestock products; and developing supporting industries for livestock production sector.- (VLLF)