Korean Cattle Slaughter Falls After Five Year Growth

KOREA - Korean cattle slaughter totalled 252,318 head during the first four months of 2010 - a decline of 12 per cent compared to the same period in 2009. With the decline in domestic beef production, demand for imported beef surged, rising 16 per cent year-on-year.
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Meat & Livestock Australia

Hanwoo (native) cattle slaughter for the first four months of 2010 dropped 11 per cent year-on-year, to 198,298 head, as the industry dealt with foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks. Beef cattle (non Hanwoo breed) slaughter dropped 22 per cent for the same period, to 32,975 head, while dairy cattle slaughter remained steady at 21,046 head this year.

While total Korean cattle slaughter declined over the four month period, domestic chicken and pig slaughter increased seven per cent and six per cent year-on-year, respectively.

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