U.S. Ambassador In China International Dairy Industry Conference 2019
Source: CCCFNA, U.S. Dairy Export Council, U.S. EMBASSY IN CHINA
Apr.17–19.2019, China International Dairy Industry Conference 2019 was held in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Beijing, about 200 people from attended the event, they are from 15 countries such as China, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Spain, Ireland and more. U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad (shown below) and USDA Minister Counselor Bobby Richey participated event, helping to emphasize the good match between high-quality U.S. Dairy and China’s rising demand.
In 2018, the United States exported $500 million worth of dairy products to China. Ambassador Branstad spoke at the China International Dairy Industry Conference 2019 on April 17. He shared a tradition from the Iowa State Fair where there is a butter cow — a life-size sculpture of a cow, made of 600 pounds of creamy Iowa butter. It is a tradition that started back in 1911.
Each year, it is sculpted and displayed inside a refrigerated glass cooler during the Iowa State Fair. While China may not be creating butter cows, Chinese consumption of dairy products and use of dairy ingredients is on the rise. U.S. dairy farmers and processors produce high quality dairy products that are safe, nutritious, and affordable.