On January 22 of 2019, Institute of Genetics and Physiology held an on-site meeting in Xinji City for integrated wastes utilization of small and medium-sized livestock farms. The activity was one of the main tasks of the provincial project Integrated Utilization of Animal Wastes from Small and Medium-sized Pig and Cow Farms. The leaders of Department of Science and Technology of Hebei Province, Provincial Station of Animal Husbandry and Provincial Office of Animal Wastes Administration were presented at the meeting. Altogether 25 people participated in the meeting, including director Geng Yanlou from project responsible unit National Research Center for Semi-arid Agricultural Engineering Technology, president Cui Jianshen from project cooperative unit College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Science and Technology, and personnel of relevant provincial and municipal administration departments and members of the project.
Institute of Genetics and Physiology of HAAFS is the chief technology supporting unit of the project. On the meeting, vice director of the institute Wang Zhanwu introduced the overall technical approach and three innovations, including 4 kinds of planting and animal raising integrated circulating models suitable for small and medium-sized farms and 3 key technologies and supporting equipment systems. The project demonstration base Shengtian Pig Farm in Xinji City intensively demonstrated the achievements of the project. The experts and leaders in the meeting gave good appraisal to the project, agreed that the new circulating models, supporting technologies and fermentation equipments are systematic, practical and well-adapted, having leading and promoting role in cyclic utilization of the feces from small and medium-sized livestock farms.
Prof. Fan Guochang from Institute of Agricultural Mechanization of HAAFS, Associate Prof. Hu Dong from Institute of Genetics and Physiology, Associate Prof. Qin Yan from National Research Center for Semi-arid Agricultural Engineering Technology and leaders from the local bureau of agricultural and rural affairs took part in the whole activity.