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16 January 2012
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Begins Full Probe Into Beef Pricing
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has launched a full-scale investigation into its complicated beef distribution system that's under fire for leading to unusually expensive meat despite plunging cattle prices, the farm minister said Monday....
12 January 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Farmers Struggle: Falling Prices, Higher Costs
SOUTH KOREA - Korean cattle farmers have been hit by falling cattle prices, largely due to an increased supply of domestic beef, while soaring animal feed prices have pushed up production costs, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
10 January 2012
View news from Korea, South Seoul Seeks to Start Exporting Beef
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will seek to begin exporting beef within a few years as part of its efforts to help stabilise prices, the agriculture minister said Tuesday....
04 January 2012
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Govt Blames Producers For Poor Prices
ANALYSIS - Despite beef and cattle prices reaching record highs across the world, the situation in South Korea is quite different, writes TheCattleSite editor Charlotte Johnston....
View news from Korea, South 300,000 Cows To Be Culled Amid Price Plunge
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will seek to cull up to 300,000 cows in the next two years while working to boost its beef consumption to help keep prices up, the government said Wednesday....
03 January 2012
View news from Korea, South Govt Offers Protection From FTAs
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will expand its support for the fishery and agricultural sectors to ease their losses from a massive influx of outside products under free trade agreements (FTAs), the finance ministry said....
23 December 2011
View news from Korea, South Beef Imports Up 20 Per Cent In 2011
SOUTH KOREA - Korean beef imports totalled 23,533 tonnes swt during November, taking the total for the first 11 months of 2011 to 283,103 tonnes swt (KITA), up 20 per cent year-on-year, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
07 December 2011
View news from Korea, South Food & Agriculture Exports Jump To New High
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's exports of food and other agricultural products surged to a new monthly high for the year last month, largely on growing demands from Japan and China, the government commented....
05 December 2011
View news from Korea, South Korea Reviews Animal Drug Residue Levels
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA), which sets maximum residue limits (MRL) for veterinary drugs (as well as pesticides) in livestock products including meat, dairy products, fish and honey, will soon begin reviewing existing veterinary...
View news from Korea, South Beef Overtakes Pork
SOUTH KOREA - Sales of beef in supermarkets exceeded those of pork for the first time in nine years after foot-and-mouth disease led to the cull of vast numbers of pigs....
03 November 2011
View news from Korea, South Suspected FMD Case Reported in Andong
SOUTH KOREA - A suspected case of foot-and-mouth disease was reported at a cattle farm in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province in southeastern South Korea, on Thursday, the provincial government said....
28 September 2011
View news from Korea, South Beef Imports Peak In August
KOREA - Preparations for Chuseok (Harvest Festival) helped to drive Korean beef imports for August to their highest monthly level since January 2003, totaling 31,611 tonnes swt (KITA), reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
16 September 2011
View news from Korea, South Biomin To Hold Forum In Seoul
SOUTH KOREA - The theme of the Forum will be ‘Lessons from AGP-free feeding systems abroad – What we can learn and what we can apply in Korea’....
25 August 2011
View news from Korea, South Beef Imports Continue To Rise
SOUTH KOREA - Korean beef imports have continued to grow, reporting a growth of 14 per cent year on year, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
26 July 2011
View news from Korea, South Beef Prices To Stabilise, As Cattle Numbers Soar
SOUTH KOREA - As cattle numbers hit record highs, beef prices are expected to stabilise....
View news from Korea, South S Korea To Produce FMD Vaccine In 2012
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will produce vaccines for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) next year to protect livestock after the country suffered the worst outbreak of the disease earlier this year, a government agency said Tuesday. ...
25 July 2011
View news from Korea, South Korea Increases Beef Imports From Australia
AUSTRALIA and KOREA - Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) reports that the recent foot and mouth disease outbreak in Korea has improved Australian beef exports....
22 July 2011
View news from Korea, South Govt Battles To Control Prices & Supplies After FMD
SOUTH KOREA - The impact of recent diseases on consumption and production in the country's livestock sector is forecast to be significant in a new market report....
21 July 2011
View news from Korea, South Govt To Provide Counselling For Farmers
SOUTH KOREA - The Government has announced that it will widen compensation for farmers hit by the livestock disease epidemics by paying for counselling. ...
13 July 2011
View news from Korea, South South Korean Meat Imports Higher
SOUTH KOREA - As the result of the recent foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks, the country's imports of pork and beef were up significnalty in the first half of this year....
20 June 2011
View news from Korea, South Measures Announced For Improved Disease Control
SOUTH KOREA - In early May, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MIFAFF) announced measures to strengthen the country's livestock disease controls....
14 June 2011
View news from Korea, South Launch Of New Quarantine Agency
SOUTH KOREA - In an effort to improve and help protect the country's health, South Korea is launching a new unified quarantine agency to handle farm and fisheries products....
13 June 2011
View news from Korea, South MAP, FMD Funding Boost USGC Efforts in S Korea
SOUTH KOREA - US grain farmer checkoff investments in international market development, combined with USDA Foreign Market Development (FMD) and Market Access Programme (MAP) funds, have helped grow US distillers dried grains with soluble (DDGS) exports...
02 June 2011
View news from Korea, South Feed Antibiotic Ban Ahead For South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The country is to ban the use of antibiotics in animal feed from July....
06 May 2011
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Imports Strong
SOUTH KOREA - Korea has continued to import large volumes of beef in 2011, mainly due to its rapidly growing economy, which has seen consumers demand more beef as pork prices rise. ...
28 April 2011
View news from Korea, South Call for Opening of Beef Market
SOUTH KOREA - Chile has called on South Korea to speed up the opening of its beef market. ...
21 April 2011
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Reports Additional Case of FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea reported an additional case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on Wednesday, a week after the government lowered the alert level for the highly contagious disease by one notch. ...
View news from Korea, South Korea Beef Demand Levels Out
SOUTH KOREA - Australian beef exports from 1-18 April totalled 7,225 tonnes swt, with chilled beef making up 28 per cent of total shipments (DAFF) - although it is anticipated that April's shipments will fall below the very high volumes from the two previous...
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