Raid uncovers Ratanakkiri bushmeat

A raid of Banlung Market in Banlung town, in Ratanakkiri province, uncovered 72kg of illegal bushmeat belonging to wild pigs, red muntjacs and monitor lizards, the local forestry administration and Military Police said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/raid-uncovers-ratanakkiri-bushmeat

Slaughterhouses get disinfectant spraying machines to fight ASF

The General Department of Animal Health and Production and the Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) on Sunday distributed 10 spraying machines and 155 litres of disinfectant to 10 slaughterhouses to combat African swine fever (ASF). CLRA president Srun Pov told The Post on Sunday that ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/slaughterhouses-get-disinfectant-spraying-machines-fight-asf

Hun Sen orders block on all illegal importation of pork

Ministries, relevant institutions, National and Military Police, the Phnom Penh Municipality and provincial halls nationwide are to work with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to halt the illegal import of pigs and pork products, he said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-orders-block-all-illegal-importation-pork

Pig sale from ASF areas allowed

As African Swine Fever (ASF) ravages five Cambodian provinces, causing more than $600,000 in losses to local farmers, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Saturday it will now allow the sale of disease-free pigs from afflicted areas. A total of 3,211 pigs ...

Khorn Savi and Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pig-sale-asf-areas-allowed

ASF spread ‘being monitored’

A government animal health official is monitoring the possible spread of African swine fever into new provinces bordering Vietnam. This follows an outbreak in Ratanakkiri in March, which was hoped had been kept under control. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asf-spread-%E2%80%98being-monitored%E2%80%99

Agriculture ministry warns of legal action over pig import loopholes

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has warned that it will take legal action against its provincial departments and production offices if they maintain any loopholes which allow live pigs or pork products that might be contaminated with African swine fever to be imported ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-ministry-warns-legal-action-over-pig-import-loopholes

‘VN pigs test negative for ASF’

A top veterinarian told The Post on Tuesday that 45 pigs illegally transported into Svay Rieng province from Vietnam did not have African swine fever (ASF) after tests carried out at Phnom Penh’s General Directorate of Animal Health and Production came back negative. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vn-pigs-test-negative-asf

Swine fever detected in Ratanakkiri

African swine fever has been detected for the first time in Cambodia with an outbreak in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadav district. Some 400 pigs have been killed, said a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries statement. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/swine-fever-detected-ratanakkiri

Bush meat trade continues

Market vendors in Stung Treng province claim the wildlife trade is still continuing despite frequent clampdowns and awareness-raising campaigns by the authorities and NGOs. Stung Treng market vendor Roth Sary said the meat of wild animals such as muntjac, deer, banteng, wild boar, snake and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bush-meat-trade-continues

FAO-led project to boost meat quality in the Kingdom

A new partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations seeks to enhance the quality of local meat by modernising facilities and raising hygiene standards, with a pilot project launched in Takeo in November.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50525749/fao-led-project-to-boost-meat-quality-in-the-kingdom/

More than 60 kilos of wild meat seized

Forestry administration officials and military police officers in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday raided two houses and seized more than 60 kilograms of wild meat in Sen Monorom city’s Spean Meanchey commune. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521262/more-than-60-kilos-of-wild-meat-seized/

Cops net 200kg of exotic meat in Stung Treng raid

The vendors escaped, a forestry official said on Sunday.A Forestry Administration official who took part in the raid and asked to remain anonymous said the 200kg haul included 81kg of various meat, 5kg of dried boar, 52.5kg of fresh boar and 23.5kg of sambar deer. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cops-net-200kg-exotic-meat-stung-treng-raid

Farmers remain sceptical even as local prices for pigs double

The outlook of local farmer’s remained dismal even as the price of pigs doubled during the second quarter, with many of them pointing to a lack of government regulation as a factor that is sowing market unreliability. Rising to $2.20 per kilogram from just over ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farmers-remain-sceptical-even-local-prices-pigs-double

‘Cartel’ let off hook by ministry

The Agriculture Ministry last week accused slaughterhouses across Cambodia of conspiring to form a cartel and engaging in price fixing while local authorities turned a blind eye, but has since said it has no plans to punish or even name the alleged perpetrators. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cartel-let-hook-ministry

Agriculture Ministry calls out abattoir monopoly

The Ministry of Agriculture published a circular on Thursday accusing the slaughterhouse industry of running a “conspiracy” and “cartel” to fix prices and monopolise the market amid a “lack of enforcement” from local authorities. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agriculture-ministry-calls-out-abattoir-monopoly

Smuggled croc skins seized

Takeo provincial military police yesterday seized 3,900 kilos of dried crocodile hides being smuggled into the country from Vietnam. Major Bun Sothy, Takeo provincial military police deputy commander, said the crocodile skins, worth about $24,000, were being smuggled into Koh Andet district from Vietnam’s An Giang ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111833/smuggled-croc-skins-seized/

Government acts to end monopolies in abattoir business

In a bid to increase fair competition in the abattoir business, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a new directive last week that eradicates exclusive rights to operate abattoirs in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109451/government-acts-end-monopolies-abattoir-business/

Meat producers told to shape up

The government will not consider further reductions of import quotas for live pigs, nor will it ban imports of the livestock, a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) recently said, adding that companies in the meat industry should rethink their ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5094594/meat-producers-told-shape/

‘Double-muscled’ pigs in Banteay Meanchey go viral

A pig farm in Banteay Meanchey province has drawn the ire of the world’s largest animal rights non-profit after videos of its abnormally muscular pigs went viral. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/double-muscled-pigs-banteay-meanchey-go-viral

Tainted chicken seized at border

Over 1,500 kilograms of poor quality chicken bones and other tainted goods imported from Thailand have been seized and destroyed by Camcontrol officials in Banteay Meanchey and Battambang province this week. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077495/tainted-chicken-seized-border/

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