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Producing high-quality pork through the development of South Korean-style breeding pigs

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Published Feb 21, 2024

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The Korean Livestock Improvement Association and the Korean Pork Association are collaborating to enhance pig breeding in the country. They aim to address the lower productivity index and higher production costs of the domestic pig industry compared to advanced pig farming nations. The associations emphasize the need for superior seed pigs to reduce feed consumption and plan to establish mid- to long-term improvement goals. They also intend to propose related policy directions to the government in the second quarter of this year.
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‘What type of Korean-style seed pig is desirable?’ The Korean Livestock Improvement Association and the Korean Pork Association held a ‘working-level council meeting to suggest development directions for breeding pig improvement’ at the 2nd Livestock Center in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 19th. About 30 officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the National Institute of Animal Science of the Rural Development Administration attended the event. Academic officials and livestock farmers also attended the event. The breeding pig industry is important in that it secures genetic resources that serve as the basis for breed improvement. In the past, the Golden Seed Project (GSP), which develops excellent genetic resources, was promoted as a national project. Currently, a pig improvement network establishment project is underway under the auspices of the Livestock Research Institute. The problem is that the current productivity index of the domestic pig industry is ...
Source: Nongmin
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