Pig farmers point out ASF-COVID raises disease prevention costs 300 baht / unit
Ms. Wiwatpongwiwatchai Vice President of the National Pig Farmers Association revealed that from over two years of prevention of African Swine Fever, or ASF, in pigs, together with the COVID-19 situation. That occurred throughout 2020 until a new outbreak at the end of last year Therefore, pig farmers have to take strict disease prevention measures to protect herd. Along with improving the level of COVID prevention in farm workers In order not to affect the pig farming is strictly prohibited. As a result, every farm has a cost burden that is higher than 300 baht per pet. At the same time, the increase in feed raw material prices affects the production costs as well. Both concerns of the market on soybean stocks in the United States. That may fall below 175 million bushels expected by the US Department of Agriculture. And Argentina's soybean crop has been hit by drought.
This resulted in the higher prices of imported soybean and soybean meal. Hit the record high in 5 years and the price trend continues to rise. As for domestic animal feed raw materials such as corn, cassava, bran and grits, prices have also increased. From government measures to ensure farmers' income To support the price of agricultural crops that have been damaged by the drought and disasters during the past year.
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