The Sino-German Animal Breeding Project and its Chinese counterpart the National Animal Husbandry Service (NAHS) cordially invite you to the second seminar “Best Practice in Manure Management” on the 12th and 13th October 2017.
After a successful first manure seminar in 2016, the relevance of sustainable use of organic residues from animal farms in China is higher than ever. Environmental protection, efficiency and economics are leading the dairy farm sector today.
Most farms in China do not have their own fodder production, due to the division of crop and livestock farming, but are importing fodder from the US and Australia. The effects are high livestock densities and non-closed nutrient cycles and even excess available N P K nutrients from manure through fodder imports that is then often considered waste and harmfully disposed into the environment. Both, family size and large-scale dairy farms are confronted with those challenges.
“Best Practice in Manure Management” strongly supports the integration of the issue of manure into an overall farming concept that optimizes the processes of manure operation, storage and spreading on the fields, starting from improved own forage production to achieve closed nutrient cycles. The seminar will give impulse towards this direction and discuss applied solutions and policy recommendations.
The event is organized by ADT Projekt GmbH, NASH and Sun Lon Dairy Farm on their premises in Dingzhou.
The mornings of the first and second day are reserved for speeches by Mr. Huckert, BMEL and Mr. Yang, NAHS, followed by lectures from German and Chinese researchers and practitioners, who presented the challenges of manure management in practical farm management, and the requirements for an environmental-friendly management. Amongst the presenters is Dr. Eckhard Lehmann, former scientist of Applied Research Center MV. He will give insight into a practical approach using manure and biogas substrate as organic fertilizer in Germany. Dr. Marco Roelcke, Science Coordinator of the DCZ will present his research results in soil analysis from Hebei Province. Further contributions will come from scientists of Shandong Agricultural University and China Agricultural University in Beijing. Also, policy makers will outline their strategies for China to move forward towards sustainable dairy farming in China.
The seminar will again be supported by technical inputs of the Sino-German Animal Breeding projects’ business partners from Germany, who will present their state-of-the-art technical solutions in manure processing in lectures and on field by equipment demonstration in the afternoon of the first day.
A tentative programme with registration details can be found here.
For more information, please visit www.adt-rinderzucht-china.net