Minister Song Mi-ryung visited the smart livestock farm in Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi Province, encouraged youth ranchers, listened to the difficulty of the place, and discussed the expansion of smart animal husbandry.
Livestock facility[Leaders Times] On February 6th at 4:30, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Song Mi-ryung visited the smart piggery in Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi Province, observed the place of smart animal husbandry, and conducted a meeting about a method of expansion of smart animal husbandry with youth ranchers who are practicing future smart livestock.
Livestock farm (Rosefarm), where she visited, is a smart piggery that optimizes feed supplements to retrench approximately 19% of feed cost compared with normal farms, considering the growth stages of mother pigs and piglets and brings a system of exhausting air in the center and air washer in to decrease odor innovatively.
Minister Song declared the schemes to reinforce necessary support for the expansion of smart livestock and to emphasize smart animal husbandry as the powerful way of advancing the livestock industry that overcomes the problems of livestock farming through the scientific control of odor and animal disease and the improvement of production.
Also, she heard diverse opinions from youth ranchers, smart equipment manufacturers, and people from a public institution that certifies livestock products (KAPE) at the meeting after visiting a smart piggery.
At this meeting, the youth ranchers suggested ▲enforcement of expansion and supplement of smart farms focused on solutions, ▲increasing opportunity and experience of youth farmers, such as practical education, and ▲establishing big data platforms for the smart equipment and expansion of the use of solutions.
Minister Song responded that the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will create a performance model of each type and field for smart animal husbandry and increase the opportunity experience steadily. Moreover, she declared to find a varied improvement plan for the achievement and creation of smart livestock.
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Song Mi-ryung said that future growing industrialization of the agricultural industry needs to foster an agricultural innovative ecosystem that encourages youth ranchers’ creative ideas and capability. She requested that fervor and innovation youth ranchers who were at the meeting might endeavor to expand to a good model of society with related organization.”