Pig farmers in UK paid less than in Cambodia

British pig producers earn less than farmers in Cambodia, it has emerged.

The farm-gate price for pigs in Cambodia is equivalent to £2.47/kg, according to Yorkshirebreeding company ACMC, which is doingbusiness in the country.

This compares with a UK pig price of just £1.51/kg. Read more of this post

Meat price rise

Meat prices on Phnom Penh’s markets have seen large gains over the first half of the year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce’s Trade Promotion Department.

Local vendors say the price increase comes due to a decrease in imports, forcing purchases of domestically produced animals.

“We started to see price increases back in September last year,” Central Market pork vendor Nary Chey said yesterday.

“I used to pay 17,000 riel (US$4.14) per kg [for my supply], but currently I pay 22,000 riel. It’s harder to sell because of the increases; I only sell 40 kilogrammes each day now, when before I sold 70 kilogrammes.”  Read more of this post

Pig production priority

Thailand’s reported move to ban exports of live pigs highlights the need to develop a larger Cambodian pig industry,  insiders say.

The Bangkok Post reported yesterday that Thailand’s Acting Commerce Minister Porntiva Nakasai had banned the exports in order to bring down its own prices, but experts say Cambodia is dependant on Thai pig imports to meet domestic demand. Read more of this post

Cambodia’s pig deficit outlined

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Chan Sarun said the 5th of april there was currently not enough domestically produced pork to meet local demand. Read more of this post

Pork prices stand up

A pig stands upright against the wall of its pen during feeding time on a farm in Banteay Meanchey province earlier this year.  Farmers say they are returning to pig farming as pork prices soar. Read more of this post