Korean Air’s ranch on Jeju Island in Korea produces beef, chicken, vegetables and fruit for some of the meals served to passengers in first and business class. The airline also bottles its own mineral water.
I spent a day on the farm – and at the bottling plant – for a story that will appear later this month on USA TODAY, but sharing some snaps from the day here.
Jedong Ranch started raising livestock in 1973 with imported Angus. Today the herd is roughly 2000 Korean native cattle – Hanwoo – fed with on grass and grain from the ranch.
The ranch also raises about 6000 native chickens, selling fertilized eggs locally and providing chicken for in-flight meals.
Greenhouses on the ranch produce tons of bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and seasonal blueberries.
And the water plant bottles highly-regarded water that has been pumped from an underground well and filtered through basalt and volcanic stone.
Stay tuned fro more pictures and details from y day at the Korean Air ranch.