Myanmar farmers threatened by Thai pig breeders


Pig growers in Myanmar are losing market to illegal imports of breeding pigs from Thailand, which are highly competitive against local breeding hogs. Some 500 breeding pigs are trafficked daily across Myanmar-Thailand border, affecting the local breeders’ market.

“We can’t compete with the pigs imported from Thailand in quality or price,” said U Myint Hlaing, an experienced pig breeder and former member of Myanmar Pig Breeders Association. He added that local breeders with many small scale farms find it hard to compete with Thai’s large farms.


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