Honoring Our Veterinary Engineers
At Sakan, we believe that our strength lies in our people. Our dedicated team of veterinary engineers, who work tirelessly to ensure the health and well-being of animals, are the backbone of our company. Their expertise and commitment have been instrumental in our growth and success. They are the ones who have brought us to the forefront of the veterinary industry in Vietnam, and we are immensely proud of their contributions.
Our engineers are not just employees; they are part of the Sakan family. They are the ones who have made it possible for us to deliver high-quality products and services to our customers. They are the ones who have helped us build a reputation for excellence in the industry. We salute their dedication, their passion, and their unwavering commitment to animal health.
The Livestock Market in Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges
The livestock industry in Vietnam has been facing a myriad of challenges in the first half of 2023. The sector has been grappling with the impacts of various disease outbreaks and high feed costs. These factors have resulted in weak prices and squeezed margins for the domestic meat and poultry industries 1. Below is a detailed overview of the livestock production and market situation in the first 6 months of 2023 in Vietnam, sourced from nhachannuoi.vn
1. Livestock Development
- Livestock and Poultry: Stable development, but diseases still pose a potential risk of outbreaks, high feed prices, smuggling of livestock products.
- Buffalo and Cattle Farming: Buffalo herd decreased by 1.7%, buffalo meat production decreased by 0.9%; cattle herd increased by 0.9%, beef production increased by nearly 2.6%, milk production increased by 8.4%.
- Pig Farming: Pig herd increased by 2.5%, total pork production increased by 6.5%.
- Poultry Farming: Poultry herd increased by 0.9%, poultry meat production increased by 4.8%, eggs increased by 4.2%.
2. Feed Production
- Domestic mixed feed production reached about 9.87 million tons (a decrease of approximately 1.5% compared to the same period in 2022).
3. Livestock Product Market
- Pig Meat Market Price: Averaged 51,000 – 52,000 VND/kg in January and February 2023, decreased from March, increased again from the end of April, reaching 59,000 VND/kg in June 2023.
- Poultry Product Prices: The price of colored feather chicken and white feather chicken was lower than the production cost, and the price of poultry eggs remained stable.
- Raw Material and Finished Feed Prices: Corn seed price decreased by 5.7%, DDGS price decreased by 3.8%; rice bran extract price increased by 4.7%, finished feed price decreased from 1.2-3.2% compared to the beginning of the year.
The Fascinating World of Veterinary Education
On this occasion of Vietnam Veterinary Day. We – Sakan Vietnam also want to talk a little bit about the study of animal husbandry & veterinary medicine in Vietnam’s Universities. Studying veterinary medicine is not just about treating animals. It’s about understanding the intricate relationship between humans and animals, and how this relationship can be harnessed for the betterment of society. It’s about contributing to the food security of the nation by ensuring the health and productivity of our livestock. It’s about protecting our communities from the threat of zoonotic diseases.
The field of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry in Vietnam is experiencing a strong development phase, offering many opportunities for those pursuing a career in this field. From Sakan Vietnam’s point of views, here are some reasons why you should consider studying veterinary medicine and animal husbandry:
- Diverse career opportunities: The field of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry provides a range of career opportunities, from working directly with animals as a veterinarian, nutritionist, or animal husbandry specialist, to working in related fields such as research, education, quality management, and food safety.
- Contribution to society: Working in the field of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry means you are contributing to community health and food safety. You will help ensure that the food we eat is safe and our food sources are sustainable.
- Challenges and personal development: The field of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry requires dedication, patience, and creative problem-solving skills. If you enjoy facing challenges and continuous learning, this field could be a great choice for you.
- Economic growth: The animal husbandry sector contributes significantly to Vietnam’s economy. With the strong growth of this sector, job opportunities and potential income also increase.
- Love for animals: If you love animals and want to dedicate your entire career to caring for them, veterinary medicine would be a perfect choice.
Remember, like any profession, veterinary medicine and animal husbandry require commitment and passion. But if you truly love this work, you will find it rewarding and honorable. So, to all the new students out there, we say this: Welcome to the fascinating world of veterinary education. Your journey is just beginning, and we can’t wait to see where it takes you.
A Glimpse into the History of Vietnam Veterinary Day
The tradition of celebrating Veterinary Day in Vietnam dates back to 1950. The day was chosen to commemorate the establishment of the first veterinary department in Vietnam. Over the years, Veterinary Day or Traditional Day of Vietnam Veterinary has become an important occasion for the veterinary community in Vietnam to come together and celebrate their achievements.
In summary, the Decree No. 125/SL issued on July 11, 1950, by the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, outlines the responsibilities and penalties related to the outbreak of infectious animal diseases. It mandates the implementation of epidemic prevention laws by various entities, including Resistance Committees, military units, and local people. The decree also specifies the penalties for violations, including fines and imprisonment. The implementation of this decree is overseen by the Ministers of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Veterinary Day in Vietnam holds a significant meaning as it commemorates the issuance of the Decree No.125/SL on July 11, 1950 by the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. This decree laid the foundation for the establishment of the veterinary sector in Vietnam, marking a crucial milestone in the history of veterinary medicine in the country.
The Traditional Day of Vietnam Veterinary serves as a reminder of the important role of veterinarians and related professionals in protecting animal health, ensuring food safety, and contributing to public health. It is a day to honor the dedication and hard work of these professionals who are committed to the well-being of animals and humans alike.
The veterinary sector in Vietnam has made significant strides over the years, contributing to the development of animal husbandry and aquaculture, ensuring food safety, and preventing and controlling animal diseases. The Veterinary Day is an opportunity to reflect on these achievements and to look forward to the future challenges and opportunities in the field.
In a nutshell, the Vietnam Veterinary Day is a celebration of the past, present, and future of the veterinary sector. It is a day to honor the professionals who are at the forefront of animal health and welfare, and to acknowledge the important role they play in our society.
In conclusion, at Sakan, we are proud to be part of the vibrant and dynamic veterinary community in Vietnam. As we celebrate Vietnam Veterinary Day, we look forward to continuing our work in the field of animal health and contributing to the growth and development of the veterinary industry in Vietnam.
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