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16 April 2010
View news from Korea, South FMD Not Stopping Korean Beef Demand
SOUTH KOREA - One week before the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Ganghwa, Korean prices for cattle and pig carcases dropped slightly, but picked up since then, despite the infectious disease....
14 April 2010
View news from Korea, South Korea On High Alert After New FMD Cases
KOREA - Authorities in South Korea have notified the World Health Organisation of a new case of foot and mouth disease (FMD) - 16 days after the country was declared free of the disease. ...
09 April 2010
View news from Korea, South Cows and Pigs Killed in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is slaughtering more than 2,500 cows and pigs after foot-and-mouth disease was detected at a farm. ...
05 March 2010
View news from Korea, South Traders Struggle to Satisfy Korean Beef Demand
KOREA - Australia’s beef traders reported on solid demand and strong prices from Korea this week, but were at times unable to capitalise on this demand due to the lack of beef supply. This resulted in low beef trading among Korean wholesalers....
25 February 2010
View news from Korea, South Korea Not Yet Declaring End of Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government has said it will that it will delay declaring an end to the livestock foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Korea for about a month to prevent a recurrence of the highly contagious disease. ...
19 January 2010
View news from Korea, South South Korea FMD Update
SOUTH KOREA - An update on the second foot and mouth outbreak announced in South Korea on 13 January 2010....
14 January 2010
View news from Korea, South Second Foot and Mouth Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea reported on Thursday another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in a local cattle farm, about a week after the first outbreak in eight years, the government said. ...
12 January 2010
View news from Korea, South Five Markets Close Over Foot-and-Mouth Disease
SOUTH KOREA - Five cattle markets in South Korea on Monday decided to close indefinitely following the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the country....
11 January 2010
View news from Korea, South Price of 'Hanwoo' Hits Record High in Q4
SOUTH KOREA - Prices for a head of domestically raised beef cattle hit a record high in the fourth quarter of last year due to a surge in demand. ...
10 December 2009
View news from Korea, South US Beef Campaign In South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) this week unveiled a multimedia advertising campaign with a “women-to-women” theme designed to raise the visibility of US beef among South Korean consumers and counteract persistent negative images...
01 December 2009
View news from Korea, South Korean Cattle Slaughter Tumbles After Chuseok
KOREA - In September, total Korean cattle slaughter rose 74 per cent on August this year and 69 per cent on the same month last year in anticipation of increased beef demand for Chuseok. ...
20 October 2009
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Imports - Highest Since Early 2008
SOUTH KOREA - In September this year (one month before Chuseok), Korea imported the highest volume of beef since January 2008, totalling 21,750 tonnes swt. ...
19 October 2009
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Hits Its Priciest Ever
SOUTH KOREA - Demand for hanwoo (Korean beef) has failed to fall after the end of the Chuseok holiday season....
09 October 2009
View news from Korea, South Restaurant Defies the Odds by Selling US Steaks
SOUTH KOREA - A little over one year ago, South Koreans were lining up by the thousands to protest – against their own government and against US beef. ...
24 July 2009
View news from Korea, South Canada Unhappy with Korean Beef Ban
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean trade measures are affecting the importation of bovine meat and meat products from Canada....
21 July 2009
View news from Korea, South Korea Positive About Beef Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea will seek controlled-risk status regarding mad cow disease, according to the Agriculture Ministry yesterday. ...
26 June 2009
View news from Korea, South New Zealand Beef Steady in Korean Market
SOUTH KOREA - New Zealand beef is continuing to retain its share of the imported beef market in Korea in spite of the re-entry of beef from the USA in 2007, according to Meat & Wool New Zealand Chairman, Mike Petersen....
31 March 2009
View news from Korea, South Republic of Korea Free of Diseases
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend regulations to add the Republic of Korea to the list of regions that are considered free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
20 March 2009
View news from Korea, South Korea Seeks Improved Disease Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea now qualifies as a controlled risk country for mad cow disease under the regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Tuesday. ...
09 February 2009
View news from Korea, South Seoul Stands up to Downer Cattle Slaughter
SEOUL, KOREA - The South Korean government said Monday it will tighten butchering rules for downer cattle to alleviate public concerns about tainted meat entering the food chain....
20 January 2009
View news from Korea, South US Beef Back to Best in South Korea
KOREA, SOUTH - Last year, anti-government protests in Korea erupted after President Lee Myung Bak lifted a ban on imports of American beef. Demonstrators believed U.S. beef imports were tainted with mad cow disease. ...
17 December 2008
View news from Korea, South Korea to Introduce Beef Tracking System
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is to introduce a cattle and beef tracking system from Monday in a bid to boost consumer confidence in beef....
11 December 2008
View news from Korea, South Korean Women’s Magazines Feature U.S. Beef
SOUTH KOREA - Two prominent South Korean women’s magazines have featured U.S. beef in their December issues, signaling a possible change in the public attitude toward U.S. beef in this key export market. ...
28 November 2008
View news from Korea, South Korean Supermarkets Resume US Beef Sales
KOREA, SOUTH - Major South Korean discount retailers E-Mart, Home Plus and Lotte Mart resumed selling imported US beef on Thursday this week....
26 November 2008
View news from Korea, South S.Korean Retailers to Accept US Beef
KOREA, SOUTH - Major South Korean retailers said on Tuesday that they would resume sales of U.S. beef which were suspended five years ago due to fears about mad cow disease. ...
19 November 2008
View news from Korea, South Seoul Searches for Answers to Canadian BSE case
SOUTH KOREA - Seoul said it will deploy inspectors to Canada to investigate what caused the country's most recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, according to South Korean media reports. ...
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Becomes Largest US Beef Market
KOREA, SOUTH - South Korea became the largest export market for U.S. beef in September as local buyers moved to stockpile the meat in anticipation of greater demand down the road, a report showed Wednesday....
25 September 2008
View news from Korea, South U.S. Beef Soaring in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Just a few months ago, the streets of downtown Seoul were occupied by demonstrators protesting against the import U.S. beef. According to a number of polls, an absolute majority of people said they would not eat U.S. beef because they feel...
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