China / Dairying / Livestock

New dairy farms emerging in North China

China’s dairy industry is on the move if developments in Xingtang county in north China’s Hebei Province are anything to go by. Cows used to roam around rural houses there, but now they are being sent to the province’s 109 new dairy farms built this year.

The county government has encouraged dairy farmers to set up the large dairy farms of at least 1,000 cows by providing subsidies worth 600,000 yuan (88,200 U.S. dollars) for each farm. As part of the agreement, the farms that get the subsidies must look after the smaller farmers’ cows.

Read more (Window of China)

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