YINCHUAN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has released a plan to promote quality development of its dairy industry, aiming to see its large-scale dairy farms, with over 100 cows, account for more than 99 percent of the region's total by 2022.
Ningxia, the country's major milk-producing area, aims to have its annual production of raw milk exceed 2.6 million tonnes by 2022 and its comprehensive utilization rate of dairy manure reach 92 percent, according to the plan.
Ningxia will encourage large-scale dairy farms to develop ecological farming and upgrade enclosure facilities to promote an intensive, automatic and modern dairy industry, it said.
The plan also said Ningxia would boost the combination of forage production with dairy farming based on the optimized milk sources distribution.
Ningxia recorded about 600,000 cows in stock by the end of last year, one of the largest in China.