Gyeonggi joins with KAPE in development of Korean beef industry

Createdd 2022-02-22 Hit 146

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○ Gyeonggi Province and KAPE enter cooperative relationship for consignment and outsourcing to increase competitiveness of Korean beef industry

○ Promoting comprehensive consultations for 30 Korean cattle farms in 10 cities/counties of northern Gyeonggi
– Specifications, breeding, diseases and environments for productivity improvement of Korean cattle farms
– Operating various programs, including auction attendance, field trips to outstanding farms and educational training (by exceptional farms and experts)

Gyeonggi Province has joined with the Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE) to support comprehensive consultations for Korean cattle farms so as to increase the competitiveness of the Korean beef industry.

Gyeonggi Province and KAPE announced on February 22 that a cooperative relationship for “consignment and outsourcing to increase competitiveness in the Korean beef industry” had been established on February 21.

The two bodies achieved positive results last year with a 17.1% increase of 1+ grade pork and an average profit increase of KRW 5.5 million from 1Q to 4Q after carrying out a small-scale comprehensive consultations for pig farms.

Based on the positive results achieved by pig farms last year, Gyeonggi Province now plans to increase the productivity and profits of Korean cattle farms this year.

The province will oversee the allocation of KRW 100 million and administrative support, while the Seoul branch of KAPE will be responsible for comprehensive consultations through the provision of livestock data, such as slaughter results, to a professional consulting agency selected through application.

It plans to carry out the consultation project this year by selecting 30 farms with 50 to 100 head of Korean cattle in 10 cities/counties of northern Gyeonggi, such as the cities of Yangju and Pocheon.

Of particular note, the province plans to realize continuously favorable results by applying expert knowledge in fields such as breeding, feeding, environment and diseases to actual specifications after determining the nature of farms through a professional consulting project.

Other than consultations, various programs, such as quality evaluations and auction attendance, educational training, field trips to outstanding farms and final evaluations will be carried out so as to motivate farmers to produce high-quality cattle and increase productivity.

Livestock Policy Division Director Kim Yeong-soo said, “Considering that livestock farms are facing difficulties due to COVID-19, we will do our utmost to ensure the economic stability of farms and competitiveness in the livestock industry, and to improve the image of the livestock industry among provincial residents.”

KAPE Head (Seoul office) Park Jong-woon said, “Just like last year, we will improve the quality of Korean cattle and breeding technology through the cooperative relationship between the two institutions.” Park continued, “We hope this will contribute to increasing actual profits and improving breeding conditions.”