In China, the proportion of scaled dairy cattle farming has been further expanded. But China still mainly relies on free-range farming (1-4 heads), dairy cattle inventory of which account for about 25% of the total.
New cattle farming models, such as farming-park and cooperative farming, promote scaled & standardize farming in China.
China's relevant authorities rectified raw milk procurement stations and abolished self-employed milk stations and the mobile ones. Along with the improvement of processing conditions and mechanization, the mechanized milking rate surpassed 90%.
The raw milk supply was still shortage in 2011, and milk price kept high level, however, compared with 2010, cattle farming profits changed little due to large increase in feed costs.
The re-checking of production license for dairy products and infant/young child's formula milk powder came to an end, which washed out lots of small & medium scaled companies. The re-checking passing rate was less than 55%, hence the concentration level of production rose markedly.
China's dairy producing companies strengthened the construction of milk resource bases, especially large-scale enterprises. The dairy cattle inventory of the top 20 farming companies accounts for 5% of the national total.
China's Milk & Dairy Market Analysis and Forecast Report: 2011-2012, is available at: http://www.reportbuyer.com/