Kiwi's China dairy project receives first cows

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A Chinese dairy farm spearheaded by Kiwi dairy entrepreneur Howard Moore has received its first 3000 heifers from Australia.

Mr Moore – formerly technical manager at the Dairy Board and Kiwi Dairies – is the managing director of Taranaki Dairy Technologies, which is headquartered in Shanghai after he set it up two years ago.

His company is a major shareholder in the Heihe Zhongxing Animal Husbandry Company (HZAH), which plans to turn 50,000ha of natural grassland in Heilongjiang into dairy farms, according to NZ Farmers Weekly.

"The first 3000 heifers have now arrived. There will be a further arrival of another 3000 heifers within a few days," Mr Moore says in an emailed statement.

"This is a major milestone for HZAH and Taranaki Dairy Technologies."

HZAH hopes to be milking 30,000 cows on its farms by 2015, according to Asia NZ


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Is this the same story as kiwifruit vines to Chile?

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Yes,and radiata pine to Chile!

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I hope they ship over all the Green Party members and local council bylaws that plague the NZ dairy farms to give them the "full experience".

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One of the differences with this project is that at least NZ has some equity interest. There are lots of "consultants" selling our IP for $200/hour in China and elsewhere - as we did with radiata, kiwifruit and dairy.

In addition, the China dairy industry is growing very quickly so either NZ particaptes or it will miss out. Fonterra is in China because it realises that it cannot hope to supply China's growing demand from NZ.

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