The Eleventh (2014) China Sheep & Goat Development Conference Solemnly Held in Guizhou Province



From Sep. 14-15, 2014, the Eleventh 2014 China Sheep & Goat Development Conference kicked off in the beautiful Wuchuan County, Guizhou Province. About 800 people including government officials, experts, scholars, entrepreneurs, personage from sheep & goat industry and other related areas attended the conference.


The conference is chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Yin Chengwen. Secretary-General He Xintian delivered the opening speech. Mr. He introduced the current situation of sheep & goat development in China. He pointed out that sheep industry is a pillar industry in the Animal Husbandry industry, and a sunrise industry in the modern agriculture, as well as an important produce for the vegetable basket for Muslim minority people, urban and rural citizens. Over the years, the consumption of sheep products has increased rapidly, and the mutton price keeps high. How to promote the rapid development of sheep and goat industry, effectively ease pressure on mutton supply and demand, and stabilize market price, become the hot spot of the sheep industry, and a great concern to the central government and all sectors of the society. It is his hope that the whole industry, could take the conference as an opportunity to actively face the industry problems, strengthen communication, explore the industry, and vigorously promote the sustainable and healthy development of the industry.Afterwards, Wuchuan government leaders introduced the goat situation in Wuchuan and their efforts in building Wuchuan a big ecological and husbandry county in line with the local topography, climate and forage advantages. After several years?? efforts, the county, with karst topography and mountainous regions, has found a grassland to develop husbandry path combining economic returns, social returns and ecological returns, and laid a solid industry foundation to relief poverty and achieve moderately high standard of living.


The two-day conference, based on the theme of promote development, stabilize supply, advocate self-discipline, ensure safety, take the form of presentations and interactions, helping to strengthen extensive communication among the participants. Presentations like Three puzzles - price and production, scale and efficiency, company and farmer, Successful model of breeding sheep and cultivating grass in Karst and desertification area, Research progress made in wooly sheep, Industrialization of sheep breeding in scale were well received by the audiences.




Also during the conference, the participants visited Wuchuan white goat selection farm, Baicun goat breeding zone, Jianfenghu breeding sheep farm, Jiangyi ecological science and Technology Park.


Besides, sheep show, sheep gourmet and other activities of characteristics are part of the conference. Participants take the opportunity to make friends with people from ethnic minorities. What a joyful event!

Now the bugle for deepening reform and industrial restructuring has sounded in China, it is imperative for the sheep industry to invigorate itself and improve competitiveness. It is against this background that the conference came into being. The conference dedicated itself to exploring ways to improve the overall productivity of the industry, ease supply constraint, give full play to regional advantage, create brand sheep industry, and develop environment-friendly husbandry industry, relief poverty and tackle other problems. It is the hope of the conference to break the bottleneck hindering the industry development, explore developing path, standardize operational act, promote healthy, ecological and harmonious breeding, foster industry upgrading through information exchange.


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