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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...
20 April 2011
View news from Korea, South Korea May Allow Canadian Beef Imports By June
KOREA - South Korea may lift its eight-year ban on Canadian beef imports by the end of June, according to Korea's Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister speaking in the JoongAng Daily. ...
30 March 2011
View news from Korea, South With FMD Over, New Precautions Unveiled by Govt
SOUTH KOREA - Declaring that the nation’s worst foot-and-mouth outbreak was over, the government announced a new measure to tighten its oversight of the livestock industry last week, requiring farmers to apply for permits to operate cattle and pig farms...
25 March 2011
View news from Korea, South S Korea Says FMD Costs Near $2.7 Bln
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea, battling against its worst ever outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease said on Thursday that the crisis has cost nearly 3 trillion won (S$3.42 billion) so far....
10 March 2011
View news from Korea, South FMD Crisis in South Korea Winding Down
SOUTH KOREA - The FMD crisis is winding down and is expected to come to an end by mid March....
07 March 2011
View news from Korea, South Intervet/Schering-Plough Completes Delivery Of FMD Vaccine
SOUTH KOREA - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces today that it has shipped 12 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine to South Korea to assist in the country’s efforts to halt the ongoing FMD outbreak....
View news from Korea, South Korea Mulls Permanent FMD Vaccination
SOUTH KOREA - The government is considering regular vaccinations for all livestock every six months for the next three to five years to prevent another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease....
25 February 2011
View news from Korea, South PM Admits to Gov't Error in Countering FMD
SOUTH KOREA - Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said Thursday that the government was to blame for the uncontrolled spread of foot-and-mouth disease across the country, citing poor quarantine measures in the early stages....
View news from Korea, South FMD-Related Damages Hover Around 3 Tln Won
SOUTH KOREA - Damages caused by the severest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in South Korea's history hovers at around 3 trillion won (US$2.6 billion), the country's farm minister said Thursday. ...
23 February 2011
View news from Korea, South Religious Groups Call for Improvement in Livestock Burial
SOUTH KOREA - Some 35 religious groups from Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Cheondo Religion and Won-Buddhist organizations on Wednesday criticized the government for burying animals alive and called for improvement in the burial process as the nation...
21 February 2011
View news from Korea, South Mistaken Virus Introduction Theory Leaves Blame on Innocent Farmers
SOUTH KOREA - It has emerged that the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus that first broke out in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province last November, is a form close to that found in Hong Kong and Russia. ...
View news from Korea, South S. Korea's FMD Caused by Virus from Viet Nam
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's latest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus is closely related to the one found in Viet Nam, a state animal quarantine agency said Thursday....
02 February 2011
View news from Korea, South S Korea Culls Over Three Million Livestock to Control FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's quarantine authorities said Wednesday that they ordered the culling of more than three million animals to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
19 January 2011
View news from Korea, South S Korea Confirms More FMD, Bird Flu Cases
SOUTH KOREA - Officials have confirmed additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and bird flu today (19 January). ...
View news from Korea, South S Korea Considers More Active Use of FMD Vaccines
SOUTH KOREA - The Farm Minister has announced that the country's policy on FMD vaccination is to be reconsidered....
18 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Two More Outbreaks of FMD in S Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) today as the government considers revamping its national quarantine system. ...
17 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Korean President Inspects Quarantine Activities
SOUTH KOREA - President Lee has inspected the quarantine activities against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). ...
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