Vientiane Seeks to Meet Livestock Market Demand | Lao Tribune

Vientiane Seeks to Meet Livestock Market Demand

The Vientiane Department of Agriculture and Forestry is paying attention to the breeding of livestock to meet the local market demand and to export to other provinces this year.

The Vientiane Department of Agriculture and Forestry has reported that they will encourage farmers to breed more livestock to ensure that it can supply meat in line with the domestic demand within Vientiane and for export.

Exporting meat to other provinces can create the jobs for local communities to better their lives. Moreover it can bring in more revenue for the socio-economic development of the country.

According to the Vientiane Department of Agriculture and Forestry, it plans to develop the agriculture and industry sector by promoting grass planting and raising cattle on farms and in cooperative groups and associations.

Also, they are upgrading the varieties of animal and grass planting besides the technicalities of raising livestock, along with their healthcare and protection.

They expect that the grass planted area will not be less than 15,000 hectares to ensure food provision for livestock.

The department also hopes to increase production by 4-6 percent: over 91,000 cows, more than 14,000 buffaloes, almost 22,000 goats, nearly 163,000 pigs, over 2 million poultry and fish ponds of over 6,000 hectares to meet the average consumer demand of 65 kg of meat, fish and eggs per person per year.

Moreover, it will support vegetable planting on nearly 4,000 hectares, and cash crop planting on over 600 hectares.

The department plans to develop the agriculture and industry sectors in Xaythany, Hadxayfong, Sangthong and Pak Ngum districts.

Source: Lao News Agency