(Interview between the two sessions) Leng Youbin, Chairman of Feihe: Ensuring the safety of the international supply chain of dairy products and improving the level of risk response

  China News Service, Harbin, March 3, title: Feihe Chairman Leng Youbin: Ensure the safety of the international supply chain of dairy products and improve the level of risk response

  China News Agency reporter Jiang Hui

  "In the future, the supply chain may become the focus of strategic competition between countries, and the security of our dairy industry's international industrial chain supply chain is very likely to be challenged and threatened." Leng You, representative of the National People's Congress and chairman of China Feihe Co., Ltd. Bin said that he focused on supply chain security in the people's livelihood industry during the two sessions this year, and suggested speeding up the establishment and improvement of the supply chain security system for the dairy industry and the entire food industry to effectively improve the ability to respond to risks.

  For decades, China Feihe led by Leng Youbin has been deeply involved in the dairy industry.

In November 2019, China Feihe was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a market value of more than 67 billion Hong Kong dollars. It became the first dairy company with the largest market value in the history of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  The industrial chain of the dairy industry spans the primary, secondary and tertiary industries, covering forage planting, feed processing, dairy farming and dairy product processing, and terminal sales. It has a wide span, a long chain, and a high degree of integration. In some industrial links, external dependence is required. The degree is relatively high, such as in milk sources and high-quality forage feed.

According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in 2019, China imported 15.723 million tons of dairy products and raw milk, accounting for 20.5% of the world's total dairy imports (combined raw milk), and it is the country that imports the most dairy products in the world.

Public information shows that the self-sufficiency rate of high-quality alfalfa in China has been hovering around 60% for many years. The National Alfalfa Industry Development Plan (2016-2020) issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China shows that “strive to achieve a self-sufficiency rate of high-quality alfalfa of 80% by 2020. ".

  "In addition to the high dependence of high-quality alfalfa on imports, my country's dependence on imports of soybeans was as high as 84% ​​in 2019, almost double that of 2000."

Leng Youbin suggested exploring the establishment of a reserve mechanism to effectively improve the ability to deal with risks.

  "We should support dairy companies, colleges and universities, and scientific research institutes to carry out technological research and make breakthroughs in pasture seeds and cattle breeding as soon as possible." Leng Youbin said that as early as 2007, China Feihe took root in the world's golden milk source belt at 47° north latitude, and worked with upstream and downstream partners to build an exclusive industrial cluster for agro-pastoral workers, achieving complete independent control of milk sources. By 2015, Feihe has been able to achieve self-sufficiency in dairy cow breeding through an independent and controllable breeding system for fine-bred dairy cows. In terms of forage grass, China Feihe is also actively exploring alternative grass species for imported high-quality forage grass through grass seed selection and breeding. Currently, China Feihe is planning to build the Harbin Intelligent Industrial Park. After the project is completed, it will further enhance the self-sufficiency of the industrial chain. (Finish)