Cambodia ‘95% self-sufficient’ for meat
In the past year, Cambodia has managed to supply itself with 95 per cent of the meat required for domestic demand, with the domestic and export markets worth a total of more than $2 billion in value, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...
Inter-agency meet hoped to ratchet up live-pig rates
An inter-ministerial meeting scheduled for December 19 is set to explore solutions for the plummeting domestic live pig prices seen in recent weeks, raising hopes among farmers for rates to return at the very least to sustainable levels. ...
Pig carcasses being smuggled from Cambodia to Thailand seized, driver of truck nabbed
About 1.5 metric tons of pork carcasses were seized by Thai Livestock and customs Sunday. The pork had been allegedly smuggled into Thailand’s eastern border province of Sa Kaeo from Cambodia, Thai media PBS World reported. ...
Khmer Times Staff
No pork imports for now, supply to last till December
There is adequate supply of pork for domestic consumption till the end of 2022, quashing the need to import from neighbouring countries, said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...
Local livestock numbers increase to fill demand
Local livestock numbers have been reported to be on the rise, showing that local production will soon be able to increase supply to local markets, which currently still depend strongly on imports. ...
Ministry urges livestock production boost for local market
The Agriculture Ministry yesterday urged farmers and the private sector to increase the production of pigs and cattle to supply the local market following a drop due to African Swine Fever and other factors, leading to increased imports last year. ...
Virus prompts warning of meat consumption
Two wildlife NGOs yesterday issued separate statements calling on citizens to cease the trade and consumption of illegal wildlife amid fears stemming from novel coronavirus. The Wildlife Alliance in its statement said the virus, which infected more than 7,700 people in 18 countries, has been ...
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
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. ...
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
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
‘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. ...
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. ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
‘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. ...
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. ...