Unjong Cooperative Livestock Farm
Unjong- ri is situated in Pongsan County, North Hwanghae Province, which has long been known as lowland in Korea. However, it has much smaller area under cultivation than other ris in the county, for mountainous area makes up 80 % of its total area. Its arable land yielded bad crops because it was irrigated by the Unjong Stream that rises in a ravine in the precinct of the ri. This area, however, began to change over a decade ago. The officials and agricultural workers set up a goal of developing livestock farming in a big way, making effective use of their local topography. To this end they had to build comprehensive livestock farms and reservoirs and create grass fields on mountains and so on.
All the people in Unjong-ri turned out with a mind to develop their native village into a better place to live in by their own efforts. Many people from the factories and enterprises in the county and province rendered active assistance to them.
Scores of years of their sincere efforts began to pay off. Buildings for raising dairy cattle, goats and sheep were built at the foot of mountains and valleys. Stock farms with large capacity for breeding goats were set up in the Angol and Mokhwadong areas and provided with up-to-date facilities for producing and processing milk and management equipment. Thousands of hectares of grass fields were created on the mountains and valleys and four reservoirs built.
In this way, Unjong-ri has developed into a cooperative livestock farm: herds of grass-eating animals are grazing in the pastures on mountains and reservoirs are teeming with fish and ducks.
Manure from stockbreeding farms and reservoirs are of a great benefit to farming in this area.
Dairy products like kefir, butter and cheese are sent every day to the people in Sariwon, winning consumers’ favour.
In this way the Unjong-ri, once an obscure place, has risen to fame throughout the country as well as the province.
Many people from all parts of the country come to Unjong-ri to see firsthand and learn from achievements and experience obtained by the farm.