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.
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Meat & Livestock Australia

After the celebration, cattle slaughter fell with 58 per cent in October on the previous month, and 29 per cent year-on-year, to 46,289 head according to Meat and Livestock Australia.

From January to October this year, Korean cattle slaughter increased 9.4 per cent (58,722 head) year-on-year, highlighting the solid demand for domestically produced beef, with the introduction of country of origin labelling and the local traceability system.

While Koreans consumed 8.4kg/head of beef during 2008 , pork consumption per capita remains by far the most popular meat at 19.4kg/head last year – boneless equivalent for both meats.

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