stock sector has taken a giant leap to comprise almost 40% of Korea's agricultural production value. Between 1990 and 2010, the total number of livestock and poultry farms declined greatly; however, the number of cattle, pigs, or chickens per farm increased drastically. At the same time, specialized livestock farms, which derive most of their income from livestock rearing, signi cantly increased. This indicates that the rapid growth of the livestock industry was accomplished together
with the increase in farm-size and specialization in production.
There was no clear regional concentration of livestock farming in 2010. However, a close geo- graphical association between the number of live- stock and the distribution of large-scale livestock farms can be identified. In other words, large- scale livestock farms and specialized livestock farms are closely associated, reaffirming their geographic concentration.