The beef cattle and Tan sheep industry is one of nine key industries in Ningxia with great regional advantages and huge potential.
The beef cattle industry is mainly located in Liupan Mountain in Ningxia's Guyuan and the Tan sheep industry is in Yanchi county, Wuzhong.
Tan sheep in Yanchi county, Ningxia Hui autonomous region. [Photo/IC]
The branded products "Liupan Mountain beef cattle" and "Yanchi Tan sheep" have become widely recognized due to their tender texture and delicious taste, and are often in short supply.
Driven by leading industries and brand operation, the beef cattle and Tan sheep industry has helped consolidated poverty alleviation efforts and rural revitalization in central and southern Ningxia.
Beef cattle in Haiyuan county, Ningxia Hui autonomous region. [Photo/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
According to Ningxia's industrial development plan, the number of raised beef cattle and Tan sheep will reach 2.6 million and 17.5 million respectively by 2025, with a total output value of 100 billion yuan (about $15.8 billion). The region is also striving to reinvent itself into a production center for high-end beef products and hometown of Tan sheep.