China Dairy symposium showcases dairy innovators

Farm Forum

BEIJING – More than 240 global dairy industry leaders agree that milk production must keep up in China and, according to some U.S. dairy experts, adapting to the latest feed technologies may be the key to success. Attendees at this year’s China Dairy Symposium, hosted by Alltech, discussed how the Chinese dairy market’s main challenge for the next 10 years will come from an increasing demand for milk, which will continue to outpace domestic supply. At the same time, they must meet the demands of more conscious consumers looking for high quality, safe dairy products.

By 2030, 70 percent of people in China will live in cities; milk and egg consumption compared to today will rise by more than 50 percent and consumers will demand healthier, safer and more nutritious food products.

“Milk consumption in Chinese urban areas is 4.5 times higher than in rural areas. With the increasing urban popula