100 participants from 24 countries including China, Belgium, UAE, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, United States, Bangladesh, Poland, Philippines, Jordan, Malaysia, Australia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia Arab, Pakistan. Sub segments from the dairy industry included breeding, manufacturing, dairy farm, feed and feed additives, animal health, medicine, biotechnology, agricultural consulting, research institutes, agricultural organization and associations, etc.
The speakers covered a variety of topics and the key points discussed are as follows:
- Antibiotic usage:
- Farmers need to be trained to use as little antibiotics as possible and only as much as necessary.
- Implementing procedures where farmers identify, prevent and minimize infections followed by obtaining the right diagnosis, for the right animal and treating it with the right medicine and in the right dosage is of critical importance.
- Looking at antibiotic usage as a single cow decision rather than as a mass application to the whole herd.
- Traceability and Safety in Feed Production: Better traceability and safety comes through setting up a high standard of documentation protocols and procedures.
- German regulations ensure that all feed producers and dealers are registered along with all movements of feed are documented from origin, quantities, application of pesticides etc.
- Dairy farmers should have a gap-free documentation process where monitoring begins from the time the feed carrier has reached the gate of their facility.
- To reduce contamination of feed it is imperative to ensure a high level of hygiene standards that is introduced from the field and is maintained right up to the silo.
- Dairy Industry in China:
- Continues to struggle with increasing demand for milk products and large trade deficits in the agriculture sector due to increased dairy imports.
- China’s mission in the dairy industry is self-sufficiency, as a result there has been an increase in the number of large scale farms with 20,000+ animals.
- Despite this increase in production capacity the dairy industry will not be able to supply enough to satisfy the demand in the next ten years.
Moderator: Leely Zhang, DLG AgroTechService, Managing Director
09:30-09:35 Welcome Speech - Peter Grothues, DLG e.V., Managing Director
09:35 - 10:05 Reduction of antibiotic use through hygiene measures in the milk production chain on German farms.
Cord Lilie, Dairy farmer and chairman of the DLG-Committee Dairy Production and Cattle Farming
Anna Karer, DLG e.V., Competence Center Agriculture, Project Manager Dairy Production
10:05 - 10:20 Biosecurity in the feed supply chains during and after Sars2 Covid-19 in Germany
Dr. Sven Grupe, Koesling Anderson LEBGmbH
10:20 - 10:35 Responsible use of antimicrobilas on dairy farms
Snorri Sigurdsson, Arla Foods · China-Denmark Milk Technology Cooperation Centre
10:35 - 10:50 Economic situation and development of dairy industry in China
LIU Changquan, Researcher and Economic Expert of Institute of Rural Development
10:50 - 11:30 Discussion