High-ranking visitors at the demonstration farm of the German-Chinese cooperation program “Yifa Animal Husbandry Co, LTD”, in the Chinese Henan province. On September 28th, a delegation led by the Vice-Governor of Henan Province, Mr. Wu Guoding, and others from local authorities, universities and research institutions visited Yifa.
The German Farm Consulting GmbH & Co KG (GFC), Fahrdorf, Germany, together with the ADT Project Consulting GmbH, Bonn, held a webinar on the 25th and 26th of August 2020: “The antibiotic-free feeding of pigs” – as part of the German-Chinese Cooperation Project for the further Development of Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry in China. About 100 participants, seven speakers, the representatives of the ministries of agriculture of both countries and specialist interpreters were connected via ZOOM on two mornings. Dr. Joerg Krapoth, general manager of GFC and long-term employee ADT in China M.Sc. Henrik Delfs led the webinar from Wahlstedt, Germany.
Within the framework of the “Chinese-German Cooperation Project on Animal Breeding in China” another online supported seminar took place from 15th – 17th July 2020. Organised by the project team in cooperation with the German Farm Consulting (GFC) and the Chinese-German office in Yifa, a three-day seminar on “Selection of gilts and their precise integration” was held at the project demonstration farm Henan Yifa Animal Husbandry Co, LTD.
In the frame of the „Sino-German Cooperation Project on Animal Breeding in China“, the project team organized a four-day-seminar on “Nursery” at the project demonstration farm Henan Yifa Animal Husbandry Co., LTD in collaboration with GFC and the Sino-German Office from Yifa.
The “German-Chinese Cooperation Project for the Further Development of Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry in China” continues even in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. While trips have to be cancelled, the possibilities of modern conference systems can be used to hold upcoming trainings. As the BMEL explains in the article
describes, online elements were used to communicate the important areas of farrowing.