The Sepho Plateau covers a wide area of Sepho, Phyonggang and Ichon counties in Kangwon Province. Until a decade previously the plateau remained abandoned, due to unfavourable weather conditions of copious rain, heavy snow and strong wind, and was overgrown with shrubs and purple eulalia.
But it underwent a tremendous change, thanks to the grand nature-remaking plan of the Workers’ Party of Korea. It was reclaimed in such a short period of some five years into a gigantic livestock farming base and started operation in October 2017.
A vast pasture of 50 000 hectares with a drainage system and reservoir, several hundred hectares of windbreaks, a forest of 12 600 hectares to protect grassland and 2 000 km-long roads were laid out, and modern livestock farms and meat processing bases with the integrated production system and anti-epizootic system set up.
Now the Sepho Area Livestock Economy Committee provides guidance to the livestock farming through the general control station, which monitors in real time the cultivation of the pasture, preventive observation of harmful insects, rearing of domestic animals and anti-epizootic work. In this way it is putting the management of the livestock base on a scientific, industrial and intensive footing.
The Sepho Animal Husbandry Institute has already achieved considerable successes in solving scientific and technological problems arising in boosting the livestock farming in accordance with the features of the Sepho area.
The Aeguk Cattle Farm and other livestock farms have established a scientific breeding system to raise a larger number of superior species of domestic animals.
The meat and milk are processed into various products at the Phyonggang Meat Processing Factory.
At present large flocks of dairy cows, sheep and goats, grazing on the vast expanse of the pasture, are a superb view to enjoy in the Sepho area.