China to support beef, mutton production
Country's Ministry of Agriculture sets production goals through 2020
China's Ministry of Agriculture has released a nationwide development plan for grain-saving animal husbandry through 2020.
According to this plan, by 2020 the country's beef production must reach 7.4 million tons, its mutton production must reach 4.7 million tons and its milk production must reach 64 million tons. To achieve the set goals, the Chinese government will give more support to grain-saving husbandry by promoting pilot insurance and a subsidy program, and will reward regions productive in beef and mutton, according to reports.