The ban on importing pigs from Vietnam due to an outbreak of African swine fever has made Thailand the sole supplier of the animal to Cambodia, the head of a livestock association told The Post on Wednesday.
Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association data indicates that the Kingdom’s domestic pig supply is not sufficient to meet demand. On average Cambodians consume some 5,000 to 6,000 pigs per day, of which 20 per cent are imported from abroad.
But this month, the authorities banned the importation of more than 500,000 pigs from Vietnam to prevent the spread of African swine fever, which has taken hold among the country’s pigs.
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