From 26th of March to 02nd of April 2019 the 4th seminar on cattle breeding and husbandry took place in the in the north-western province of Xinjiang in the framework of the „German-Sino Cooperation on Cattle Breeding and Husbandry in China“.
While previously 3 demonstration farms in the province of Xinjiang have been part of the project, 9 farms were merged into a so-called demonstration region when starting the new project phase in July 2018. Thus, this year’s seminars have been arranged at three different sites in Yining, Tacheng and Changjie. The country’s 6 leading brown cattle farms and 3 Fleckvieh farms are among the new demonstration farms. .
The event was organized by the local National Animal Husbandry Service (NAHS ) in cooperation with ADT Project Consulting GmbH (ADT) and carried out with local authorities and demonstration farms.
Four Chinese experts have been involved during the practical training and provided lectures on feeding and data collection and two of the German business partners contributed to the seminars, Besamungsverein Neustadt a.d Aisch e.V. with an input on Brown Cattle and Fleckvieh breeding and FAN SEPARATOR GmbH presenting the use of manure processing technologies.
ADT expert Dr. Sven Grupe gave an overview on the use of herd data in reproductive management as well as on the keeping of calf and calf-feeding.
Following the seminars realized on the three demonstration farms, a further seminar was held at the University of Urumqi referring to data structures in cattle farms, data evaluation within dairy farms and the use of data for farm herd management.