Dairy industry facing challenges, says expert

Updated 2017-12-08 10:03:02 Global Times

The quality of raw milk and dairy products in China is increasing, but the domestic dairy industry still faces challenges, an expert said at a forum held in Beijing on Thursday.

Li Shengli, director of the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center, said consolidation in the dairy sector was increasing, with the ratio of scaled dairy farms (those with more than 100 cattle) having reached 50 percent. The total number of dairy cattle is relatively stable, Li said, but there is a shortage of resources, such as feed.

The cost of raw milk production has decreased, but is still higher than in developed countries, he said, and seasonal conflicts in supply and demand and a lack of innovation are problems that are hard to overcome.

There is a shortage of skilled industrial workers and qualified technicians, and domestic processing and consumption of high-added-value dairy products such as cheese and butter are low.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58February 19 2019 19:13:29

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16February 19 2019 19:13:29

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18February 19 2019 19:13:29

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords