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Kim Jong Un Visits Pig Farm under KPA Unit 549
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, visited a pig farm under KPA Unit 549.

The pig farm was built according to the instruction given by leader Kim Jong Il on May 8, 2006, prompted by his strong desire to provide more meat to the service persons.

Kim Jong Un acquainted himself with the management and operation of the farm.

He learnt in detail about the production capacity of the farm, the quantity of pork produced last year and the measures taken by the farm to ensure the supply of electricity and feed. He asked about how the farm has carried out the instruction given by Kim Jong Il to produce electricity by use of methane gas generated from excrement of pigs.

Kim Jong Il, who personally initiated the building of the farm and clearly indicated the road to be followed by it, said he would visit the farm once in his lifetime but he failed to do so, Kim Jong Un noted.

He went round fattening house No.1, a piglet house, a breeding house, a feed processing factory, a meat processing factory and a combined control room to learn about the raising and tending of pigs and the pork processing at the farm.

At the fattening house he was pleased to see a herd of fat pigs and asked how many pigs are bred in a house, what is the feed supply norm and what is the per hectare grain yield at the farms supplying feed to the pig farm.

At the piglet house, he asked about the death rate of pigs. At the breeding house, he was satisfied with good strains, underscoring the importance of taking good measures for ensuring proper temperature in breeding pigs and establishing a good ventilation system.

Underlining the need to put pig breeding on a scientific basis, he said it is necessary for the farm to build well a research institute for settling scientific and technological issues arising in breeding and veterinary and anti-epizootic work and enhance its function and role.

He dropped in at the feed processing factory to examine organic compound fertilizer, additives, preventive medicines, etc. produced by the farm and learn about the feed processing.

In order to settle the feed issue, it is necessary to simultaneously develop stock-breeding and agriculture, he noted, stressing the need for the farm to keep the production of organic compound fertilizer going at a high rate and send more fertilizers to relevant farms.

As Kim Jong Il stressed on every occasion, it is possible to simultaneously increase pork production and grain yield only when a cyclic production system is fully introduced to stock-breeding and agriculture, he said.

Making a round of the meat processing factory, he underscored the need to put it on a high level of automation and mass-produce varieties of quality processed pork including sausages and send them to service personnel.

At the combined control room he underlined the need to arrange overall production processes to more rationally suit breeding and energetically push ahead with the work for placing pork production on a scientific and intensive basis as required by the new century.

He expressed expectation and belief that the officials and employees of the pig farm would work harder true to the WPK's policy for stock-breeding, produce greater quantities of pork and processed meat and send them to service personnel before having a photo session with them.

He was accompanied by KPA Col. Gen. Pak Jong Chon, KPA Lieut. Gen. An Ji Yong, First Vice Department Director of the C.C., WPK Choe Hwi and Vice Department Director of the C.C., WPK Pak Thae Song.

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