Are these controversial fish farms a danger to public health?

At a Yangon fish farm one recent morning, Myanmar Now watched as chicken faeces fell from coops suspended above a pond, down into the water, where a scrum of fish formed to snack on it. The practice, known as integrated animal-fish farming, pairs fish ponds with other livestock – often chicken, but also pigs and […]

MLF asks government to suspend live pig, pork products import

THE Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF) has asked the government to temporarily restrict the importation of live pig and pork products as a preventive measure against African Swine Fever (ASF) and to reduce losses of local pig breeders. The request was made at the 31st regular meeting of entrepreneurs with the Private Sector Development Committee, led […]

De Heus continues expansion in Myanmar

De Heus has opened its third feed production facility in Myanmar. The production plant is targeting aquaculture produces, said the Dutch group, allowing farmers access to the affordable high-quality feeds needed to further improve the development of their farms. This new facility will produce more than 200,000 metric tons (Mt) of aqua feed each year […]

Illegal Chicken Imports Continue to Worry Mandalay Producers

Representatives from the Mandalay Livestock Federation (MLF) urged the Mandalay Regional Government to take actions against illegal frozen chicken import and control its trading in the market in Mandalay. “It is difficult to estimate the real amount of imported frozen chicken in the market because massive shipments are coming into the market. This really has […]

Illicit Fish and Meat Flooding over Thai Border

Fish, prawns and chicken meat are being smuggled over the border in shipping containers from Thailand, according to a letter of complaint from the Kayin State Fisheries Association to the Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF). “Prices of chicken and fish are high in Myanmar but prices outside of the country are low. There are containers coming […]

Foreign Firms Tap Myanmar Meat Market

Meat exporters from the United States, Brazil and Japan are looking to export quality meat to Myanmar and their representatives are in talks with Myanmar’s Meat Industry Board, according to Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF). “The United States is set to exempt tariffs on fishery or garment exports from our country and we will also have […]