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Editorial: Competitive Beef Market Grows in South Korea

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.

These two countries join Australia, US, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico in supplying the Korean market.

Consumption of beef in South Korea is increasing up to five per cent year-on-year, with consumer confidence in export markets increasing thanks to promotional lobbying from Australia and the US.

Previously consumption has been highly responsive to health scares. In 2004 consumption dropped sharply following on from a BSE outbreak in Canada and the US. The US's increasing presence in the Korean retail markets seems to have paid off, with little to no effects seen on consumption or imports of US beef following the BSE case seen in California earlier this year.

Korean beef consumption reached a record of 436,000 tonnes (boneless weight) in 2010, which was easily exceeded by 493,000 tonnes in 2011.

Whilst Australian and the US remain the largest beef exporters to South Korea, the opening up of import markets suggests there is definitely increasing competition for this growing market.

Charlotte Johnston



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Correct Rations of Good Quality Maize Silage Reduces Feed Costs in Dairy Bred Bulls
A feed ratio of 75:25 good quality maize silage and concentrates fed to intensively finished dairy bulls reduces feed costs by 14 p/kg of gain compared to a 50:50 feed ratio, according to a trial that was carried out at Harper Adams University College in the UK, by Simon Marsh.
How and What will we Feed Cattle?
Anyone with long-term involvement in the cattle industry has to be thinking about the sustainability of cattle feeding, writes Troy Smith for the Angus Journal.
Stretching Pastures During Drought
As the drought continues, more cattlemen are asking how to stretch their pastures. There are two major techniques that may be pursued: one is to reduce the grazing pressure from the animal side, and the other is to supplement the amount of feed available, writes Denise Schwab, ISU Extension Beef Programme Specialist.
Canola Possible Forage Crop for Livestock
Canola can be an alternative feed for livestock, but producers need to be aware of the challenges, says J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist.
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* Company News

Vet Says Copper Supplementation is a Must
US - A vet says Copasure copper boluses are helping ranchers improve the overall health and fertility of their stock by maintaining consistent copper levels throughout the year.
Three Steps to Winning the Battle Against BRD
US - For cattle producers, half the battle to keep cattle healthy is choosing the right vaccine to help prevent bovine respiratory disease (BRD), writes Jon Seeger, DVM, Pfizer Animal Health, Cattle and Equine Technical Services.
DSM to Acquire Tortuga to Strengthen Animal Nutrition
GERMANY - DSM has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tortuga Companhia Zootécnica Agrária (Tortuga), a Brazilian company specialising in nutritional supplements with a focus on pasture raised beef and dairy cattle.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Kazakhstan

 » FMD NEWS: Outbreaks Reported in East Kazakhstan

   United Kingdom

 » Livestock Feed Additives Analysed
 » Consultation on Cattle Traceability Launched
 » Start of an Exciting New Era for the NBA
 » Team Red Tractor First to Olympics Finishing Line
 » NFU Scotland Backs Next Steps on BVD Eradication
 » Fall in UK Beef Production Forecast
 » Livestock 2012: The Business Debates
 » Schmallenberg Still Circulating in UK Biomin - the natural way
   United States

 » AFBF, NMPF Oppose Farm Bill Extension
 » Taiwan Votes In Support of MRLs for Ractopamine
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » NFPA Urged to Protect Facilities from Fires
 » Consumer Beef Trends Continue to Change
 » DuPont Pioneer Introduces Inoculant Value Calculator
 » Disaster Relief Not a Replacement for Farm Bill
 » Trade Barriers Removed, Market Access Expanded
 » CME: Shrinking US Beef Cow Herd of Concern
 » EPA Asked to Waiver of Corn-Ethanol Mandate
 » Continued Pressure for Cattle Feeders
 » Cattle Outlook: Feeder Cattle Down
 » Drought Disaster Programme Passed by House
 » BSE Case Confirmed as Isolated Incident
 » Forage is Key to Calf Price Outlook
 » EBLEX Paves Way for Pasture Improvement
 » Tyson Reports Drop in Income
 » House Approves Disaster-Only Measure
 » Prepare for Higher Forage Prices
 » Cattle Vaccine Works to Reduce E. coli O157:H7
 » CME: 31% of Pastures in a Very Poor State
 » Struggling Industry Desperate for RFS Waiver
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » Coming to Grips with Drought Response Decisions

   Paraguay

 » Paraguay to Export Meat Again to Chile

   Israel

 » OIE: Outbreaks of Lumpy Skin Disease Reported Genus - Value through science and genomics
   Ireland

 » Farmers Battle Factories over Beef Prices
 » Beef Price Drop Raises Questions on Beef Future
 » Farmers Short of Fodder for Winter Months

   Japan

 » Frozen Beef Imports Underpin Volumes in Japan

   Canada

 » Canada Gears Up Beef Promotions in Japan
 » Government Secures Market Access for Beef to UAE
 » Government Seeks Feedback on Feed Regulations
 » Information on Feed Grain Availability, Price
 » Maple Leaf Net Earnings Rise
 » National Beef Biosecurity Standard Launched

   Chile

 » Arauco to be Included in TB Control Plan Cow Signals Training Books
   Jamaica

 » Ministry Looking to Export Cattle Genetic Material

   Ukraine

 » Danish Pavilion at Animal Farming Ukraine 2012

   New Zealand

 » NZ Stock Numbers Holding
 » NZ Beef and Lamb Winning Fans on Facebook
 » Efficiency with Farm Inputs - Essential for Success

   Brazil

 » Marfrig Completes Asset Swap with Brasil Foods
 » Pork, Chicken Prices Begin to Rise, Beef Maintained

   Australia

 » Industry, Government Discuss FMD Risk
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Efficient Use of Nitrogen Increases Profits
 » Factors Influencing Cow Fertility
 » Australian Beef Production Falls in Last Year

   Global

 » Marfrig Completes Carbon Emissions Inventory

   Syria

 » Syrians Need Food, Crops, Livestock Assistance
   Pakistan

 » PHC Maintains Ban on Export of Cattle & Poultry

   Spain

 » Urgent Measures Needed to Save Spanish Livestock

   Russian Federation

 » Russian Grain Exports to be Maintained

   Korea, South

 » South Korea to Import Uruguayan Beef

   European Union

 » Schmallenberg Vaccine not Ready in Time



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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