Vietnam’s domestic pork supplies could fall by 20 to 35 percent this year as a consequence of African swine fever (ASF), Vietnam News Agency cited the country’s Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development as reporting on Friday.Two scenarios have been presented to assess the impacts of the fever on domestic pork supplies and discuss solutions to ensure sustainable breeding. Accordingly, the domestic pork supply will decrease from 3.9 million tons per year to 3.15 million tons in the first scenario and 2.55 million tons in the second scenario.The average price for live pigs without ASF stands at 46,000 Vietnamese dong (US$2) per kg. The epidemic can raise that by 22 percent and 45.5 percent respectively. The country will have to import 7,100 tons of pork in the first scenario and 8,900 tons in the second scenario to compensate for the domestic shortage, according to the institute. Priority should be given to assisting localities and enterprises in building disease-free chains and zones, supporting small-scale animal husbandry households to switch their agricultural production to other industries, and developing safe and hygienic poultry and cattle breeding to ensure domestic meat supply, the news agency cited the institute in the report.ASF started in Vietnam last February and spread to all 63 provinces and cities, leading to the culling of more than 5.9 million pigs, accounting for about 9 percent of the country’s total herds, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.Topics :
September 19, 2020
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBryant (12-12, 4-7) vs. Sacred Heart (14-11, 7-5)William Pitt Center – West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut; Thursday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: NEC foes meet as Bryant squares off against Sacred Heart. Bryant beat Central Connecticut by four in its last outing. Sacred Heart lost 61-58 to Robert Morris in its most recent game. Bryant, Sacred Heart meet in conference play February 11, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: Bryant has benefited heavily from its seniors. Adam Grant, Ikenna Ndugba, Charles Pride and Patrick Harding have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 53 percent of all Bulldogs points over the team’s last five games.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Pioneers have given up only 65.2 points per game to conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 75.2 per game they gave up to non-conference opponents.ACCURATE ADAM: Grant has connected on 36.1 percent of the 216 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 37 over the last five games. He’s also made 72.2 percent of his free throws this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Pioneers are 5-0 when they record seven or more steals and 9-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Bulldogs are 6-0 when recording at least 14 offensive rebounds and 6-12 when they fall short of that total.COLD SPELL: Bryant has lost its last five road games, scoring 66.2 points, while allowing 76.4 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Sacred Heart has attempted the second-most free throws among all NEC teams. The Pioneers have averaged 19.8 free throws per game this season.