November 13, 2013

13/11/13: China's feed industry shows a commitment to learning

News direct from two of the Grain and Feed Milling Technology team, Roger Gilbert and Tuti Tan, who are currently at the 9th Symposium of World's Chinese Scientists on Nutrition and Feeding of Finfish and Shellfish event in Xiamen City, China.

Registration day at the 9th Symposium of World's Chinese Scientists on Nutrition and Feeding of Finfish and Shellfish here in Xiamen, China, got underway with over 1000 scientists from around the country heading for this island city on the warm South China Sea that's just 150km or so from Taiwan.

All the key Chinese feed manufacturers are gathering here to learn more about nutrition and to meet the ever growing need for feeds. And sponsoring company Atech hosted a special dinner for many of the feed companies this evening.

Fish are not a delicacy but a staple in this region which enjoys some of the most exotic and expensive fish and aqua products on the planet: two example from today alone - into this region China imports some 50 tonnes of Scandinavian salmon daily and on this evening's menu was farmed turtle in a broth. 

Education does not stop when students leave colleges and universities it appears in China. Learning is a life-long commitment and the 9SWCSNFFS abstract book, which is some 450 pages contains almost 500 presentations and poster displays that will be available over the next four days of meetings that often run late into the evenings.

Feeding over 75 percent of the world's farmed fish takes a commitment from the feed industry, which Chinese feed manufacturers are proving equal to.
 
 
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The flag of the People's Republic of China (photo credit: Wikipedia)
 
 

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