1996 to 2003: Exported thousands of beef and dairy cattle to Beijing, Shandong, Xinjiang, Heilongjiang, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia, Jilin
1999: Exported 2000 beef and dairy embryos to Beijing
1999: Alta Genetics Inc. presented the Holstein bull “Alta Dragon” to the Prime Minister of China, Zhu Rongji, during his visit to Calgary in 1999. Alta Dragon was a gift to the People’s Republic of China and was housed at the Beijing Breeding Center once arriving in China. China had just started their “Milk Program” to children in school, and this was the beginning of the Chinese people consuming milk in their everyday diets.