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New opportunities in China for Australian dairy technology and services

Published on 2016-07-20

A delegation of leading Australian dairy services and technology businesses is exploring opportunities for collaboration and growth in the rapidly expanding Chinese dairy market.

The delegation is attending the Qingdao China Dairy Expo 2016 as part of an Austrade program to expand collaboration with China’s dairy sector.

The Qingdao China Dairy Expo is the key industry trade event in China and runs from 2-4 June.

The Australian Pavilion will showcase genetic and reproductive technology, breeding stock, animal health and nutrition, veterinary services, pasture and farm management.

The delegation will then travel to Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province, a major dairy production area, to explore further opportunities to export Australian technology and expertise.

During the visit, the Australian Dairy Farm Management and Technology Association (ADFMTA) will also establish an Australia-China Dairy Service Hub to enhance communication among dairy farms, enterprises and research institutes in both countries.

Austrade Trade Commissioner in Chengdu, Jeff Turner, said Australian dairy products were making inroads into China’s growing consumer market but the opportunities for Australian dairy services and technology were less well known.

“China sees Australia as an ideal long-term agribusiness partner to help to improve the quality, productivity, safety and sustainability of its food supply,” Mr Turner said.

“Australian research capability, experience and technical knowledge can be hugely valuable to China’s dairy sector as it adapts to shifting consumption patterns and climate change.

“The Australia-China Dairy Service Hub will introduce advanced Australia products and services, concentrating on breeding, gene technology, animal health, milk quality and processing, data management, research, development and training.”

ADFMTA chair Peter Best said Australian companies could assist across a number of Key Performance Indicators.

“To achieve improvement in these areas, there would not be the need for a lot of extra capital expenditure – the main investment being in the form of training and upskilling of staff in these areas,” Mr Best said.

“It would also involve the setting up of systems that have KPIs similar to what Australian dairies achieve, which include early trigger points that address problems before they become disasters.”

(Australian Trade and Investment Commission)