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24 July 2014
View news from Korea, South Fresh Case of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Confirmed at Pig Farm
SOUTH KOREA - The government has confirmed the first case of foot-and-mouth disease in the country in over three years....
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....
24 February 2014
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Offers Aid to N. Korea to Contain FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea offered to provide aid to North Korea to help contain the first outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the communist country in about three years, a government official said Monday, amid signs of warming ties between the...
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....
05 November 2012
View news from Korea, South Female Cattle Slaughter Highest Ever
SOUTH KOREA - Slaughter of cows and heifers reached 63,481 head during September – the highest monthly level on Nonghyup's records, according to Meat and Livestock Australia....
25 October 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Imports Drop 25 Per Cent in September
SOUTH KOREA - Statistics from the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) revealed that Korean beef imports during September decreased 25 per cent year-on-year and 17 per cent on the previous month....
22 October 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Govt to Stabilise Livestock Markets
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MIFAFF) announced this week that it will attempt to stabilise the domestic cattle and pig markets in response to the ongoing price falls and rising livestock numbers....
18 October 2012
View news from Korea, South S.Korean Prices of Imported Farm Goods Decline
SOUTH KOREA - Prices of imported farm goods in South Korea declined 7.5 per cent last month despite concerns that extreme weather conditions would bring about price hikes, customs office data showed....
23 August 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Imports for July Down 19 Per Cent
SOUTH KOREA - During July Korea imported 21,442 tonnes swt of beef – up 13 per cent on the previous month but 19 per cent below the corresponding period in 2011. Australian beef made up 51 per cent of Korean beef imports during July, which is consistent...
17 August 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Cattle Herd Reaches Record High
SOUTH KOREA - Nonghyup (Korea’s National Agricultural Cooperatives Federation) reported this week that Korea’s cattle herd reached a record high 3.52 million in June (12 per cent dairy cattle) - despite government inducements to reduce the number...
09 August 2012
View news from Korea, South Competitive Beef Market Grows in South Korea
ANALYSIS - This week South Korea has announced that it is opening up its markets to beef imports from Uruguay. Last month, South Korea also announced that it was going to allow imports of beef from Chile, reports Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor....
08 August 2012
View news from Korea, South South Korea to Import Uruguayan Beef
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean Ministry of Agriculture has said that it expects to be importing Uruguayan beef as early as October 2012, reports Meat and Livestock Australia. ...
20 July 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Market has Sufficient Stocks
SOUTH KOREA - Some Australian exporters reported that Korean demand for Australian beef has remained steady on previous weeks without rising interest for product ahead of Chuseok (Harvest Festival) that is celebrated in late September, reports Meat and...
06 July 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Prices Under Pressure
SOUTH KOREA - Various Korean traders and Australian beef exporters reported that meat trading within the Korean wholesale market remains slow, with average prices for the majority of imported beef cuts unchanged, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
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