When I look back at 2009 I remember that at the beginning of the year we did have optimistic expectations. We were afraid that the economic crisis would also hurt Wellhope. That the meat consumption would decline cause less demand for feed severe competition. Now, one year later, we can conclude that Wellhope has once again astonished us. Wellhope has reached a record turnover record profit again, despite the difficult economic circumstances. Iam very proud of that.
In 2010 Wellhope will surely develop further in thedynamic agricultural market. The Wellhope company is full of talented people who are eager to learn to perform. This energy among all of you can only result in more progress.
The economic landscape in the Chinese agriculture ischanging rapidly. Because of that Wellhope will face some important strategic decisions in 2010. I have full confidence that we, our Chairman together with the other Directors of the Board, will analyse the situation thoroughly come to the right decisions.
Last year De Heus has continued to work on the nutritional support in pigs, poultry cattle. We have also welcomed a big group of pig specialists Wellhope to learn about pig husbandry in the Netherlands. Wellhope has helped us tremendously in the procurement (purchase) of vitamins other micro-raw materials we hope to have strong cooperationin that field in the future. We as De Heus highlyappreciate our cooperationth with Wellhope feel proud to be part of the success.
去年，De Heus依然致力于发展猪、禽类以及奶牛的营养支持。我们非常高兴一批来自于禾丰的优 秀养猪专家远赴荷兰学习。而禾丰也不遗余力地帮助De Heus采购维生素及其他原材料，我们也希望能在该领域与禾丰有更进一步的合作。在此，我代表De Heus公司由衷地感谢与禾丰长久以来的合作，同时，我们为成为禾丰成功事业中的一份子感到无比自豪。
I wish all of you your families love, happiness, health success for 2010.