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06 February 2017
View news from Korea, South Sharp Drop in Korea's Self-sufficiency Rate of Grain, Beef, Seafood
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea‘s self-sufficiency rate of grain, beef and seafood sharply fell last year as imported food items appealed to consumer tastes with their lower prices and variety of flavors, according to government data on Sunday....
02 February 2017
View news from Korea, South Koreans Found to Consume More Foreign Beef
SOUTH KOREA - South Koreans consumed more American and other foreign beef than expensive local beef last year, a move that has lowered the country's self-sufficiency rate for beef to below 40 per cent over 13 years, a state-run think tank said Thursday....
23 January 2017
View news from Korea, South Versatility of US Beef, Pork Highlighted on Korea’s Jeju Island
SOUTH KOREA - To capitalize on rapid restaurant and hotel expansion in a fast-growing province of South Korea, USMEF conducted a US Red Meat Seminar on Jeju Island, a tourist destination located off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. ...
09 January 2017
View news from Korea, South US Beef Resumes Top Place in Imports
SOUTH KOREA - US beef recently became the most popular imported beef in South Korea, outranking Australian beef for the first time in 13 years, a tally showed Sunday. ...
09 December 2016
View news from Korea, South Rise in Korean Imports of US Beef in 2016
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's imports of US beef jumped 47.6 per cent on year in the first 10 months of this year, data showed Friday, partly because of a falling demand for pricey Korean beef amid the implementation of an anti-graft law. ...
23 June 2015
View news from Korea, South 64 New Outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Reported in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - 64 new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease have been confirmed in South Korea....
30 March 2015
View news from Korea, South South Korea Imports Vaccine After FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - The government continues with efforts to control Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) in swine and cattle....
04 March 2015
View news from Korea, South South Korea Reports 77 New FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - Seventy-seven new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported on pig and cattle farms across the country. ...
10 December 2014
View news from Korea, South South Korea Reports FMD Outbreak in Pigs
SOUTH KOREA - A new outbreak of foot and mouth disease has occurred in central South Korea, the first outbreak for three months....
20 October 2014
View news from Korea, South Highlights from the World Organisation for Animal Health Conference
SOUTH KOREA - The third Global Conference of Reference Centres of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held in Incheon (Seoul), Korea (Rep. of) from 14 to 16 October 2014....
05 September 2014
View news from Korea, South Beef Becoming Dearer in Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Most domestic and imported beef prices are lifting, while certain cuts get cheaper, say market analysts....
29 July 2014
View news from Korea, South Korea's Cattle Herd Shrinks in 2014
SOUTH KOREA – Korea’s national cattle herd has contracted five per cent this year to 3.3 million, figures up to July show....
11 July 2014
View news from Korea, South Korean Meat Demand Spikes Ahead of Harvest Festival
SOUTH KOREA – Wholesale trade in Korea has been rejuvenated by the build-up to a religious harvest festival....
07 July 2014
View news from Korea, South US Initiates Discussion on Animal Welfare in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is taking a proactive approach on animal welfare and sustainability in its discussion with importers in South Korea....
26 June 2014
View news from Korea, South South Korea's Top Food Maker Goes after Bigger US Share
US - A new lysine production facility in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA has been launched by CJ Cheiljedang Corp., South Korea's top food maker, as it seeks a bigger portion of the global biomarket. ...
02 June 2014
View news from Korea, South South Korea Regains FMD-free Status
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea regained its status Wednesday as a country free from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and was also declared safe from other animal diseases, according to the agriculture ministry....
02 April 2014
View news from Korea, South South Korea to Give Green Light to Zilmax Beef from June
SOUTH KOREA – South Korea will begin allowing a limited level of Zilmax in beef from June, according to media reports....
26 September 2013
View news from Korea, South South Korea to Double Fisheries, Farm Product Exports by 2017
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will work to double its outbound shipments of farm and fisheries products to US$16 billion in just five years, according to the agriculture ministry....
20 August 2013
View news from Korea, South Korea Launches Livestock Health Inspections
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs is carrying out special inspections to prevent the recurrence of foot-and-mouth disease and Avian Influenza. ...
19 July 2013
View news from Korea, South Korean Cattle Herd Remains High
SOUTH KOREA - The trade in the Korean wholesale market was reportedly quiet this week, due to lower interest for imported beef....
12 June 2013
View news from Korea, South Government Compensates Farmers for Losses due to FTA
South Korea - Hanwoo beef farmers will receive compensation for losses caused by the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, marking the first time financial remunerations have been paid since introduced in the Korea-Chile agreement of 2004. ...
14 May 2013
View news from Korea, South South Korea Take Step Closer to Uruguay Beef Import
SOUTH KOREA – Beef trade talks are close to finalising over Uruguayan beef. ...
13 May 2013
View news from Korea, South USGC Co-Products Conference Reassures Long Term Korean Customers of US Partnership
SOUTH KOREA - "The American agricultural system is astounding. We will overproduce again, you can bank on it," said Kelly Davis of the Renewable Fuels Association. During his presentation at a US Grains Council organized conference in South Korea, Davis...
24 April 2013
View news from Korea, South Import Price Hike for Agricultural and Fishery Goods in March
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's import prices of agricultural, livestock and fishery products rose slightly in March from a year earlier, a customs agency report showed....
12 April 2013
View news from Korea, South Rolling Billboards Travel Promoting US Beef, Pork in Seoul
SOUTH KOREA - USMEF-Korea is cooperating with local meat distributors in a cost-effective measure that repeatedly brings the message of quality US beef and pork directly to the more than 10 million people who live in Seoul: ads on delivery trucks....
26 March 2013
View news from Korea, South South Korea's Price-driven Market Ready to Rebound
SOUTH KOREA - US Grains Council's talks with major South Korean importers send one message loud and clear: Korea has a strong preference for US corn provided that it is competitively priced. ...
07 March 2013
View news from Korea, South US and Chile Exploit Korean Beef Export Opportunities
SOUTH KOREA – Beef trade talks with the Australian government follow the first ever Chilean beef import shipment last month, according to Meat and Livestock Australia and the Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine Inspection Agency....
12 December 2012
View news from Korea, South South Korea's Agricultural Exports Rise 7.9 per cent in November
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's exports of food and agricultural products increased significantly last month on growing shipments to Russia and Asian countries, the government said Tuesday, 11 December....
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