CHONGQING, CHINA, 09-10 SEPTEMBER 2010 – With the increasing demand for meat, egg and dairy products, China's husbandry market is undergoing rapid improvement in advanced technology and solutions application. Delivering advanced husbandry solutions and safeguarding food safety in China's major animal husbandry industry bases is crucial for sustainable development.
The China Animal Husbandry Congress 2010, co-organized by Chongqing Agriculture Commission and Noppen, was held on 9-10 September 2010 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Chongqing, China. The People's Government of Chongqing Municipality has regarded the animal husbandry industry as one of the key industries being supported by the government in order to development Chongqing into a key national husbandry industrial base in China. At this congress over 100 government officials, senior directors and engineers from China's major husbandry groups and food processing facilities came together to discuss China's newest industrial policies, advanced technology solutions for their plants growth, animal health, food quality and safety, and the most up-to-date progress reports on major expansion projects in China.
Opening speech at the congress came from Wang Xin, Deputy Director General, Chongqing Agriculture Commission. He spoke about the development of the National Husbandry Demonstration Base. Key speakers at the event were Vincent Martin, Senior Technical Advisor, FAO, who presented on FAO's China Program case studies describing their comprehensive approach to health; and Wu Xiuyuan, Deputy Director General, Information Center of China Ministry of Agriculture who shared with us case studies on the e-commerce practices of the Ministry of Agriculture for fresh and live agricultural products in China. Hu Song, China Representative, Canadian Swine Exporters Association, was one of the most popular speakers at the event earning great comments from the audience for his speech on Canadian swine breeding systems and the pork value chain; and Dr. Shi Xueshi, Director of Pig Breeding Technology, American Soybean Association spoke on how to improve pig's breeding productivity, which was a favorite topic among attendees.
Up-to-date technology information was introduced by Qingdao Yebio Bioengineering Co Ltd who revealed their new vaccine technology for poultry; Prof. Zhang Suxia, National Center for Veterinary Drug Safety Evaluation, Beijing presented on the detection of Veterinary Drug Residue in food of animal-origin; and Yu Congtian of the Bright Food (Group) illustrated how the livestock industry chain builds food safety management. "The conference content and the layout of the speeches were very good" Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Other topics presented at the congress included an overview of Veterinary Drug Residue Supervision in China by the Safety Assessment Office of China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control, meat production and processing overview in China by China Association of Animal Products, and quality assurance and traceability program of modern feed and food processing by the Beijing Liyuan Tech Co Ltd. Speakers also came from Handy Law Firm, Tyson China and Gansu PPMO.
On day two afternoon, all the delegates were invited to another agriculture conference hosted by Chongqing Municipal Government, "The Second Sino-European Agricultural Seminar and One Hundred Chinese and Overseas Enterprises' Tour to Chongqing." Hosted by Ding Xianjun, Deputy Secretary General, Chongqing Municipal Government the conference included speeches from both local and international government officials and a project showcase. The event was brought to a successful ending with all the delegates attending a dinner hosted by Chongqing Municipal Government.