From June 15 to 16, 2013, the Eleventh China Rabbit Meat Gourmet Festival launched solemnly in the Central Plaza of the Third Shanxi Gaoping Exhibition Hall. This Festival is organized by China Rabbit Industry Association and National Rabbit Industry Technology System, with People's Government of Gaoping City, Gaoping Animal Husbandry Bureau, People's Government of Yechuan Town and Gaoping Nanyang Rabbit Industry Co., Ltd. being the hosts. This Festival based its theme on Popularize Rabbit Culinary Culture, Advocate Green Healthy Life.
The opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony was chaired by Yan Tongyu, Deputy Party Secretary of Gaoping City . Present at the opening ceremony, we also have some government leaders and guests: He Xintian, Party Secretary of National Animal Husbandry Service, Secretary-general of China Animal Agriculture Association and President of China Rabbit Industry Association; Liu Qiangde, Vice Secretary-general of China Animal Agriculture Association and Secretary-general of China Rabbit Industry Association; Qin yinghe, Chief Scientists of National Rabbit Industry System and Professor of China Agricultural University; Li Tiansheng, Director of Jincheng Agriculture Committee; Yuan Shitai, Chief of Jincheng Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau; Wang Jianhui, Chief of Jincheng Small and Medium Enterprises Bureau; Yang Xiaobo, Deputy Party Secretary and Mayor of Gaoping City; Zhang Zhigang, Director of Gaoping People's Congress Standing Committee; Liang Qingao, President of CPPCC Gaoping Committee, Dong Xiaoqing, Standing Committee member of Gaoping People's Congress, and Gaoping Deputy Mayor; Wu Huafang, Party Secretary of Yechuang Town. Cheng Yanling, Ye Dafeng, Duan Tiankui, Sun Yali, Xie Chuansheng, Jia Hongwu, Vice-President members from China Rabbit Industry Association; Cheng Fangde, Ji Dongping, Xie Guozhong, Vice Secretary-generals of China Rabbit Industry Association; Li Hongjun, Professor of Southwest University, Gu Zilin, Professor of Agricultural University of Hebei, Liu Hanzhong, Researcher of Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, Wu Zhonghong, Professor of China Agricultural University, Ren Keliang, Researcher of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Institution of Shanxi Agriculture Academy, Xue Jiabing, Researcher of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences Institution of Veterinary Medicine, Jiang Wenxue, Researcher of Shandong Animal Husbandry Institution, scientists from National Rabbit Industry Technology System also joined the festival. Besides, we also have Ren Zhanjun, Professor of Northwest A&F University, Xue Bangqun, Professor of Henan University of Science and Technology, Guo Qinghong, Director of Shaanxi Animal Husbandry Service, Ren Jialing, Vice Director of Shanxi Animal Husbandry Service, Xie Ji, Manager of Ag-world Inc., Michael from American Rabbit Breeders Association, Bobby Huang, Singapore Biological Agriculture Science and Technology Co.. About 20 rabbit meat processing companies, rabbit meat catering companies, rabbit equipment companies, rabbit farm representatives and media friends from China Animal Husbandry Information Network, Chinese Journal of Rabbit Farming, Xiandaituye Network, tuewang Network, Shanxi Daily, Shanxi TV Station, Shanxi Farmer Newspaper, Taihang Daily attended the ceremony too.
Yan Tongyu, Deputy Party Secretary of Gaoping City chaired the opening ceremony.
After the opening ceremony, Jia Hongwu, Chairman of Gaoping Nanyang Rabbit Industry Co., Ltd. led official leaders and guests to visit the rabbit culture exhibition and the fair booth.
Rabbit Culture Show
A visit to Gaoping Nanyang Rabbit Industry Co., Ltd.
Jia Hongwu is introducing the rabbit breeds and reproduction techniques.
Participants visited the rabbit culture show in the Culture Center. Displayed in the center are scripts on the history of rabbit farming over the dynasties, rabbit couplets, rabbit fables, rabbit folklores, pictures with hundreds of rabbits, calligraphy on the hundreds of ways of writing the Chinese character rabbit, clay rabbit dolls, rabbit breeds, rabbit meat function (such as build up body, health protection, make men wise, good to stomach, beauty make-up) and various cooking ways. Some of the painting and calligraphies are so vivid that participants can not help exclaiming.
Liu Qiangde, Vice Secretary-general awarded the winning companies.
On behalf of Professor Pang Ben, Professor Xue Bangqun sent a couplet to Jia Hongwu as a gift.
Performance during the Reception Banquet
Besides, participants also visited the rabbit fair, where 70 odd companies displayed processed rabbit products, rabbit cages, rabbit feed, rabbit drugs, vaccine and rabbit breeding equipments.
Participants also attended the rabbit cooking contest and awarding ceremony. About 13 companies attended the contest, including Gaoping Nanyang Rabbit Industry Co., Ltd., Jiyuan Yangguang Rabbit Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Shaanxi Tianxin Food Co., Ltd. Out of the 13 contestants, 3 won the golden prize, 7 won the silver prize. Rabbit diced meat, rabbit meat ball, spicy rabbit, stewed rabbit meat, First-class rabbit meat hot pot, saut?? rabbit liver with pepper, Laba garlic rabbit tripe, rabbit hot pot, boiling oil scalded rabbit, spicy rabbit head and other dishes satisfy the participants' appetite.
In the afternoon, the China Rabbit Meat High-level Forum was held in the Gaoping Culture Activity Center . The forum was chaired by Professor Ren Keliang. Qin Yinghe, Li Hongjun, Gu Zilin, Wu Zhonghong, Duan Tiankui made presentations on the forum in succession.
Since 2013, the rabbit meat gourmet festival has been held 11 times. By holding various activities, promoting green- and healthy- consumption of rabbit meat culture and expanding the rabbit market, the festival plays an important role in fostering a sustainable development in the Chinese rabbit industry.
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