Pig liquid feed histroy in Korea
1 The development process of pig farming in Korea
The history of pig raising in Korea began in 2000 BC, when most of them were small pigs weighing 20-50kg. In 1903, Korea began to introduce breeding pigs from the United States and Europe, so the Korean pig industry officially started in 1903. From 15 at that time, it has grown to 11 million today.
2 The development history of "feeding management"
In 1963, the American Cargill company came to Korea, officially opening the era of pig feed. They offered American-style feeders and American swine technology, and that's when the number of farms and herds in South Korea increased dramatically.
3 The opportunity and turning point of introducing liquid feed feeding
In 1985, South Korea's large-scale pig farms (such as CJ etc.) introduced European pig breeding technology and high-quality breeding pigs from the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany. At the same time, these pig farms tried liquid feed equipment for the first time in order to reduce feed costs. However, due to the lack of experts and technologies in liquid feed, most pig farms that installed liquid feed equipment chose to dismantle them, and there were only 5 pig farms that retained liquid feed equipment.
4 How to promote the introduction of liquid feed at the beginning
In 2008, South Korea's HIS company introduced liquid material equipment. In the early stage of promotion, it encountered many difficulties. But through continuous actual research and on-site analysis, we finally found the root of the failure: management technology. Through a group trip to Europe to inspect and re-verify the actual pig farms, the liquid feed feeding method was approved and used. In the later period, technicians from HIS company stationed in pig farms and continued to promote the development and training of liquid feed. Currently, 75-90% of pig farms in South Korea have installed liquid feed equipment.
5 Development status of liquid materials in Korea
At present, the Korean government promotes the combination of ICT technology in pig farms and provides financial support for this, so the installation speed of liquid material equipment is relatively fast. They are also constantly looking for raw materials for liquid feeding, such as: food by-products, juice by-products, amino acid processing by-products, beer processing by-products, milk processing by-products, etc.