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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....
07 June 2012
View news from Korea, South High Korean Cattle Slaughter Continues
SOUTH KOREA - Total Korean cattle slaughter during April increased 15% year-on-year, to 68,877 head, taking the national total for the first four months of 2012 to 314,854 head – 35 per cent above the corresponding period in 2011....
05 June 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Experts to Inspect 24 US Cattle Ranches
SOUTH KOREA - Korean experts will inspect more than half of the 42 US cattle ranches that export beef to Korea in efforts to come to grips with a recent outbreak of mad cow disease in the US....
22 May 2012
View news from Korea, South Seoul Cautious About Widening Beef Market
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's top trade official strongly indicated on Thursday 17 May that talks on expanding American beef imports are unlikely for the time being due to the latest case of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)....
15 May 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Govt Confirms US Beef Safety
US - The Korean government stated this week that based on the findings from their inspection team, they will maintain their position that US beef does not pose a threat to public health and safety (Chosun Ilbo)....
11 May 2012
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Keeps Tight Checks on US Beef
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will maintain its tightened quarantine inspections regime on US beef but take no steps to halt imports despite the recent discovery of a mad cow case in the United States, the farm ministry said Friday....
08 May 2012
View news from Korea, South Public Upset as Inspectors Don't Visit BSE Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean inspectors sent to the United States to check the safety of beef failed to visit a cattle farm in central California that reported the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), an official source said last week....
01 May 2012
View news from Korea, South Local Beef Consumption not Affected by US BSE
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's beef consumption has not been affected by the latest bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in the United States, government data showed Tuesday, although demand for US beef has plummeted....
30 April 2012
View news from Korea, South South Korea Sends Group to Analyse BSE Situation
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will send a group of government officials, scholars and civic activists to the United States to look into the latest outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) amid growing food safety concerns at home, the farm ministry...
27 April 2012
View news from Korea, South Party Chief Calls for Halt of US Beef Imports
SOUTH KOREA - Ruling party chief Park Geun-hye has said that South Korea should halt quarantine inspections of American beef until it is confirmed safe to consume, as criticism grew over the government's decision to continue imports despite a new mad...
19 April 2012
View news from Korea, South Korean Cattle Slaughter Up 50 Per Cent
SOUTH KOREA - Korean government statistics released this week quantified the magnitude of the increase in Korean beef production so far in 2012, with total cattle slaughter for January and February up 50 per cent year-on-year, at 176,610 head....
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