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    Post  PhSt on Thu May 14, 2020 12:31 am

    while browsing for some economic news, I stumbled upon this one:



    CHINA BUILDS 100,000-COW DAIRY FARM

    CHINA is building the biggest dairy farm in the world with 100,000 cows to supply Russia.

    The enormous farm at Mudanjiang City in north-east China will have 60,000 more cows than the current biggest dairy farm, also in China.

    Russia wants the milk as it is boycotting EU countries’ dairy exports after Brussels imposed economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

    The farm is 50 times bigger than the biggest dairy farm in the UK – which has around 2000 cows – and three times bigger than the largest in the US, with 30,000 cows.

    China’s Zhongding Dairy Farming and Russia’s Severny companies are behind the $241 million megadairy project.

    Feed for the housed cows will be grown on 100,000ha, most of it in Russia.

    Earlier this year, the EU extended economic sanctions because of Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

    In response, Russia prolonged its ban on foods from the EU, US, Australia, Norway and Canada, including milk products, until August next year.

    Before the Russian ban, the EU exported about 300,000 tonnes of cheese – about 25 per cent of its production – to Russia annually.

    Mansel Raymond, chairman of Copa-Cogeca, the umbrella organisation for European farmers, said the ban and the Chino-Russian dairy venture sent a worrying signal to Europe’s dairy farmers.

    https://edairynews.com/en/china-builds-100000-cow-dairy-farm-43753/


    Anyways, what made me wonder is why Russia agreed to pursue this kind of project, (buying dairy products from a farm in China) when they are in the process of import substitution, I think it would have been a better idea to invest in building a dairy farm inside Russia if the intended market for its products is Russian consumers. Is Russia's climate really that harsh for growing cows?
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    Post  TheArmenian on Thu May 14, 2020 2:01 am

    PhSt wrote:while browsing for some economic news, I stumbled upon this one:



    CHINA BUILDS 100,000-COW DAIRY FARM

    CHINA is building the biggest dairy farm in the world with 100,000 cows to supply Russia.

    The enormous farm at Mudanjiang City in north-east China will have 60,000 more cows than the current biggest dairy farm, also in China.

    Russia wants the milk as it is boycotting EU countries’ dairy exports after Brussels imposed economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

    The farm is 50 times bigger than the biggest dairy farm in the UK – which has around 2000 cows – and three times bigger than the largest in the US, with 30,000 cows.

    China’s Zhongding Dairy Farming and Russia’s Severny companies are behind the $241 million megadairy project.

    Feed for the housed cows will be grown on 100,000ha, most of it in Russia.

    Earlier this year, the EU extended economic sanctions because of Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

    In response, Russia prolonged its ban on foods from the EU, US, Australia, Norway and Canada, including milk products, until August next year.

    Before the Russian ban, the EU exported about 300,000 tonnes of cheese – about 25 per cent of its production – to Russia annually.

    Mansel Raymond, chairman of Copa-Cogeca, the umbrella organisation for European farmers, said the ban and the Chino-Russian dairy venture sent a worrying signal to Europe’s dairy farmers.

    https://edairynews.com/en/china-builds-100000-cow-dairy-farm-43753/


    Anyways, what made me wonder is why Russia agreed to pursue this kind of project, (buying dairy products from a farm in China) when they are in the process of import substitution, I think it would have been a better idea to invest in building a dairy farm inside Russia if the intended market for its products is Russian consumers. Is Russia's climate really that harsh for growing cows?

    First of all, nobody grows cows tongue

    Jokes aside, Russia is very much doing import substitution and achieved great success in the agriculture sector.
    However, they are not there yet when it comes to beef and dairy. Russia still imports lots of milk and milk products as of today.
    New dairy farms are coming up across the country almost on a daily basis, it is just a matter of time.

    One of the reason why Russia achieved it's self sufficiency goals with porc and poultry quickly Is because these animals are very prolific while cattle is not.
    It will take some time.
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    Post  JohninMK on Thu May 14, 2020 9:54 am

    This is not a short term project, it takes a lot of milk to amortise that kind of investment. Also Russia needs to buy stuff off China as well as sell stuff to them.

    This is about Russia and China against the World and a big message to the Aussies as well as the EU.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu May 21, 2020 6:54 am


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