there are cow farms in the North of China. those places where Dr.
Zheng ve been to sound all like cities. in cities they don't have
--- In ChineseCultureOnline@yahoogroups.com
, "John Gerlach"
> Dr Zheng
> I only saw your post today - so maybe you won't even read my reply.
> The Chinese Dairy industry is relatively new on the Chinese
> since dairy products are not part of the traditional Chinese diet,
> from a few minority culture groups. Up until recently, there were
> main milk producing areas in China - one in the south-east and the
> inner Mongolia.
> Now the major milk producers are based in the Beijing region
> peninsula, Yanqing to the north of the Badaling Great Wall, and
> centre north of Beijing about four hours drive), Shanghai (mostly
> south-west) and Yunnan Province around Kunming. Several major
> also set up around Guangzhou in Guangdong Province.
> Beijing boasts a state-of-the-art research and breeding centre for
> industry, but most dairy stock is still bred from imported Canadian
> Australian sperm or live stock. The majority of dairy farms do not
> own bull.
> Of course there is a significant difference between the beef and
> industry, but there are two basic reasons you won't see too many
> you drive around China:
> 1. In the case of the dairy industry, most stock is held by small
> units or cooperatives and their cows and calves are fodder and
> year-round, and they are scattered around in very small numbers
> many out-of-the-way little villages.
> 2. Larger dairy farms are usually walled in because of stringent
> regulations to control disease. There is very little pasture
> My guess is that these conditions also apply to the beef producers.
> Larger dairy and beef herds do exist and there will be more as
milch cow and
> beef cattle numbers increase to meet local demand for dairy and
> products, but most of these animals will still be behind walls in
> of China.
> --- In ChineseCultureOnline@yahoogroups.com, "liang_jieming"
> <kitmengleong@y...> wrote:
> > Hmm.. I didn't know Malaysian beef was from China? With all the
> > hoohah about British beef and madcow disease and Australian beef
> > how safe it is a few years back in the local papers, I thought
> > were the main sources.
> > Jieming
> > DragonSeedLegacy
> > ChineseCultureOnline
> > --- In ChineseCultureOnline@yahoogroups.com, "sribayu88"
> > <sribayu88@y...> wrote:
> > > Greetings All,
> > >
> > > Recently, in Malaysia beef is to be imported from China and I
> > > wondering where do China rare its lifestock? I have been to
> > > Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengde and Xiamen but I have yet to see a
> cow in
> > > China. Would someone please enlighten me on this?
> > >
> > > Regards
> > >
> > > Dr Zheng Junjin