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Improper upkeep at Binh Duong wild animal farms

July 28, 2009
Improper upkeep at Binh Duong wild animal farms

Tigers at the farm of the Thai Binh Duong Beer Company in Binh Duong Province. Three private breeding farms for wild animals in the southern province of Binh Duong have failed to meet required technical and safety standards, inspectors have found. The registration certificates of these farms had also expired, provincial inspectors said after carrying [...]

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Farmers battle armies of violent thieves seeking pricey clams

July 3, 2009
Farmers battle armies of violent thieves seeking pricey clams

Tam Nhu (L) and another member of a seafood cooperative in Thanh Phong Commune, Ben Tre Province, examine clam breeding grounds in the Mekong Delta. Clam breeders on the coast of Ben Tre Province say they’re being terrorized by “thousands” of bandits seeking their famous Mekong Delta larvae. The problem is out of control, said [...]

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World’s most endangered feline brought back from the brink

June 29, 2009
World’s most endangered feline brought back from the brink

Newly born lynx cubs at the captive breeding center of the Donana National Park, southern Spain Road signs throughout the vast Donana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwestern Spain, warn drivers to watch out for lynxes. But there is little chance of spotting a member of the world’s most endangered feline species, [...]

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Supply, demand key to catfish profits

June 28, 2009
Supply, demand key to catfish profits

LookAtVietnam – A steering committee on tra fish production and consumption in the Mekong Delta held its first meeting in Can Tho City this week, addressing the need for price regulations and supply restrictions.The steering committee, which was set up on May 18 under a decision from the Prime Minister, is responsible for helping the [...]

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Shrimp exports down

June 20, 2009
Shrimp exports down

LookAtVietnam – In the first five months of the year, shrimp export turnover was just US$441 million, out of a total of $1.4 billion in aquatic produce exports, a decrease of 7.3 percent of export value and 1.9 percent in volume, said VASEP. Shrimp processors have currently lacked shrimp supply for export due to farmers [...]

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Feed prices farmers’ last straw

June 19, 2009
Feed prices farmers’ last straw

LookAtVietnam – Rising feed prices have forced a significant number of catfish, shrimp and livestock breeders in the southern region to give up their occupations. The shrimp breeding area in Bac Lieu province had fallen from 10,000ha last year to 2,000ha this year.More than 30 per cent of catfish breeders in the Cuu Long (Mekong) [...]

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Farmers need instructions to raise wild animals: officials

June 5, 2009

Farmers who are breeding wild animals for commercial purposes should consult government experts to improve their farming practices, a government official said this week. The government does not encourage the farming of wildlife species but recognizes that it presents financial opportunities, head of the Husbandry Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hoang [...]

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Tra fish industry caught in upstream and downstream tangle

June 1, 2009
Tra fish industry caught in upstream and downstream tangle

Tra fish are processed at a facility in the Mekong Delta. The industry has been hard hit at all levels – production, processing and exports. The tra fish industry is bogged down in a stalemate that shows no sign of breaking as farmers choose to abstain from breeding and exporters are hit by falling demand. [...]

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Cool chickens earn farmers higher profits

May 24, 2009
Cool chickens earn farmers higher profits

A farmer inspects his chickens in Cat Que Commune, Hoai Duc District in Ha Noi. Air-conditioned barns are more expensive to maintain but poultry are less prone to disease and more profitable as a result.LookAtVietnam – Entrepreneurs in Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces are finding that breeding chicken in air-conditioned farms is an expensive [...]

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Lizards help Ninh Thuan farmers make easy money

May 20, 2009
Lizards help Ninh Thuan farmers make easy money

Nguyen Van Kep of Ninh Thuan Province says he does not have to buy any feed to raise dong (butterfly lizards) that he sells to make more than VND1 million (US$56) a month. The breeding of dong , which has the scientific name of Leiolepis belliana, has gained in popularity among farmers in the south [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...