Milk Scandal Scars Farmers

By English Edition Staff
Published: 2009-04-13

Milk Scandal Scars
On the heels of major domestic dairy brands like Sanlu, Liyi and Mengniu, being decimated by the tainted milk-powder scandal last September, the last in the industry to be affected were China's dairy farmers. Caution by dairy producers', which has resulted in such new policies as purchasing quoates, have left farmers unable to sell off their fresh milk. Meanwhile, price slumps were also hitting their incomes. In order to minimize losses, some dairy farmers were making fresh milk into milk powder, and many were selling their cows to butchers.
Original article: [Chinese]