2013 MN Soybean SFY China Trade Mission

Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

2013 See For Yourself Trade Mission to China

March 19 to March 28

               SFY China          Beijing           Yanti         Shenzhen        Hong Kong    

Yanti Region Day 4, March 22, 2013

On the late afternoon of day 3 we traveled from Beijing to Yanti via jet aircraft for a 2 night stay in this region of China. We arrived after dark into Yanti, a coastal city located on the Yellow Sea a distance north of Shanghai.

Yantai-meaning "smoky tower"-is a popular port city located in China's northeastern Shandong Province, nestled along the Bohai Sea and Laizhou Bay. We stayed at the Sheraton Yantai Golden Beach Resort is conveniently located across from Golden Beach, in the Yantai Economic and Technological Development Zone (YEDA). We are 15 kilometers from downtown, and just 35 kilometers from Yantai Laishan International Airport (YNT).

The region has mostly rocky coastal soils suitable for orchards and limited row crops. We saw lots of orchards consisting of fruit and nut trees as we drove through the country side. We saw very limited row crops, virtually all of which were small patchs or singular rows within the orchards.

  • Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital  18.0 km/11.2 miles
  • Ludong University  20.0 km/12.4 miles
  • Yantai Mountain Hospital  20.0 km/12.4 miles
  • Shandong Institute of Business and Technology  28.0 km/17.4 miles
  • Yantai University  30.0 km/18.6 miles
  • Yantai Academy of China Agricultural University  50.0 km/31.1 miles
  • Jiajiayue Supermarket  6.0 km/3.7 miles
  • Zhenhua Shopping Center  6.0 km/3.7 miles
  • Wal-Mart Super Center  20.0 km/12.4 miles
  • Metro  20.0 km/12.4 miles
  • R-T Mart  20.0 km/12.4 miles
  • Jusco  28.0 km/17.4 miles
Corporate Offices
  • Yantai Tayho Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.  2.0 km/1.2 miles
  • General Motors  3.0 km/1.9 miles
  • Huaxin Group Co., Ltd.  3.0 km/1.9 miles
  • LGEYT (Langchao LG Digital Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.  4.0 km/2.5 miles
  • Yantai Oriental Industry Group  4.0 km/2.5 miles
  • POSCO  4.0 km/2.5 miles
  • Loctite - Henkel  5.0 km/3.1 miles
  • Foxconn  6.0 km/3.7 miles
  • Zhenghai Group  6.0 km/3.7 miles
  • Yantai Shougang Dongxing Group Co., Ltd.  6.0 km/3.7 miles
  • Doosan Infracore  8.0 km/5.0 miles
  • Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Co., Ltd.  8.0 km/5.0 miles
  • Winhere  8.0 km/5.0 miles
  • DSME SHANDONG CO., LTD.  11.0 km/6.8 miles
  • Yantai Lubao Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.  15.0 km/9.3 miles
Yanti Day 5 - Saturday March 23, 2013

We visited the New Dragon Asian Group Soy Protein Food Plant. They process domestic soybeans into soy powder that is used in numerous different food products.They use a non GMO domestic bean variety because the consumer prefers the texture andf taste that is provided. Regional soybean varieties have different characteristics and they prefer a clear hylem variety from the northern providence of China, near Harbin. Important characteristics also include having a protein level of between 40-42% and miosture of 13.5%.

They make four major products 1) full fat flour 2) de-fat flour 3) soy protein concentrate 4) soy protein isolate. The soy products are used mostly in domestic products. Uses include some instant noodles and meat processing. They have seen a 8-10% incremental increase in concentrate and isolate sales over the last 15 years.

Yanti Day 5 - Saturday March 23, 2013


Tour Shandong Mihe Co. a modern 3 million bird flock of chickens production facility that boasts a manure methane digestor system with electrical generation.

Yihai soybean crushing plant & port facility. Yantai Port is one of the hub ports of China with a handling capacity of cargo of 240 million metric tons.

Yanti Day - Sunday March 24, 2013

Meeting with USSEC in Hotel

Shandong Yisheng for lunch

Visit Shandong Yisheng Livestock & Poultry Breeding Co., Ltd.

Evening flight to Shenzhen, Guangdong province


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