From August 18 to 19, 2016, the thirteenth (2016) Chinese Sheep and Goat Development Conference was held in Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, dubbed as the gateway to Southeast Chongqing, the pass to Hunan and Guizhou Province. About 1000 representative from sheep institutions, companies, and organizations attended the conference, as well as 40 companies on breeding, forage, feed, equipment, animal welfare set up booths in the exhibitions.
Also, about 100 companies joined the Mutton Gourmet Festival to have tastes of the mutton snack and local specialty, which fully demonstrated the culinary civilization of Youyang county,
The downward pressure on sheep and goat industry is diminishing, and the industry is facing a bright future, which embodies a key period for industry development and transformation. It is imperative for the industry to empower itself to improve quality and efficiency while reducing cost. Also the industry is required to strengthen cooperation, communication and achieve win-win result.
In the near future, we will see an improving awareness of consuming quality mutton products, and ever increasing mutton consumer, which gives great hope to the industry.
How to empower ourselves while expand cooperation to input vitality and competitiveness, is the key and focal points of the conference.