Chicken prices drop in Vietnam on oversupply, imports and AI fear


Farmers of both coloured and white chicken in Dong Nai province are facing severe losses as prices have steadily declined over the last two month, induced by oversupply and compounded by low priced imported chicken and concerns over bird flu and unsafe chicken meat.

The Dong Nai Animal Production Association reported coloured broiler and white broiler prices recorded in March fell to USD 0.88 and USD 0.53/kg respectively, down from USD 1.53 and USD 1.34/kg in December. "We have experienced bird flu and other diseases outbreaks before, but this is the lowest it has dropped to in 10 years," said Nguyen Kim Doan - Deputy Director of Dong Nai Animal Production Association.


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