Peter Uttrup, milk quality advisor at SEGES, bought 68 pairs of rubber boots.
- The boots were for the Chinese advisors that I work with in China in connection with SEGES’ collaboration with Arla. Our goal is to improve milk quality. But many of the Chinese advisors are from wealthy families, whose parents have bought a place for them at the university. They have little practical knowledge of agriculture and their farm visits are usually done in suits, patent leather shoes and stilettos, says Peter Uttrup.
That is why Peter Uttrup bought the rubber boots, and why he is working to create a more practical and constructive dialogue between the advisor and the farmer.
- The Chinese farmers are tired of control visits, because it is all about control and answering questions such as “Have you cleaned the milk tank on the inside? Yes!” and “Did you use detergent? Yes”.