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Friday 17 October 2014

Korea

3rd Global Conference of the 296 OIE Reference Centres, Incheon (Seoul), Korea (Rep. of)

The third Global Conference of Reference Centres of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held in Incheon (Seoul), Korea (Rep. of) from 14 to 16 October 2014. More than 300 international experts of the OIE scientific network of expertise, representing the 296 OIE Reference Centres from all around the world, reaffirmed their commitment to constantly disseminate new relevant scientific information to the OIE, and support the scientific accuracy and robustness of OIE publications through contributions or peer reviews.

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Friday 14 June 2013

Korea

Compensation to beef farmers

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.

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Thursday 06 June 2013

Korea

Problems with US wheat

South Korea has not detected genetically modified wheat in initial tests of imports of the grain and flour from Oregon, after news last week that a rogue strain of the crop had been discovered in the U.S. state spooked buyers globally.

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Thursday 18 April 2013

Korea

New US beef and pork promotion

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.

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Friday 22 March 2013

Korea

Plenty of jobs on the farm

The most lucrative destination for Nepali migrant workers — is planning to hire 3,600 agriculture workers from Nepal in the year 2013, according to the Human Resource Department of South Korea’s website.

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Thursday 20 December 2012

Korea

Farming in Asia

The story of the Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan) and how they were able to transform their economies into some of the most successful economies in the world is one of my favourite public policy stories.

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Wednesday 19 December 2012

Korea

Farm export

The country shipped US$740 million worth of farm products in November, up 7.9 per cent from the same month last year, according to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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Sunday 16 December 2012

Korea

Buying cheap American beef

Only four years ago, 100,000 South Koreans lined the streets of Seoul to protest the return of U.S. beef to Korea. Consumer confidence in American beef was at an all-time low.

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Saturday 17 November 2012

Korea

Animal feed industry complicating everything

South Korean scientists studied the effects of β-glucan and Bacillus subtilis on growth performance, blood profiles, relative organ weight and meat quality in broilers fed maize-soybean meal based diets.

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Tuesday 09 October 2012

Korea

Feeding pigs

Korean researchers have published a study examining the effects of supplementing diet with exogenous enzymes on swine growth performance.

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Tuesday 25 September 2012

Korea

Concerns over bird flu

Concerns over bird flu

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Sunday 16 September 2012

Korea

Farm investment in Pakistan

South Korean investors on Monday showed interest for joint ventures in agriculture sector, as Pakistani mangoes have great demand in South Korean markets.

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Friday 10 August 2012

Korea

Farming gets a good rap

266 million people or 35 percent of workers in China are still employed in the primary sector – agriculture, forestry and fishery.

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Thursday 09 August 2012

Korea

Half a million birds die in heat wave

A heat wave has killed more than 441,000 chickens and ducks across South Korea since July, an agriculture official said Monday (6 August).

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Wednesday 01 August 2012

Korea

Feeding pigs

A combination of green tea and probiotics exerts positive effects on pig weight gain, meat composition, blood parameters and immunity in pigs.

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Monday 30 July 2012

Korea

45% jump in egg prices

South Korea's imported egg prices jumped up by 45.6% despite a general downward trend of imported farm good prices over the last four months in June, Xinhua reports.

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Monday 16 July 2012

Korea

Farming pigs

During the last edition of IPVS, held in Jeju Island, South Korea, Spanish animal health company zoomed in on Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS).

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Saturday 07 July 2012

Korea

Bayer Animal Health hosts symposia

The 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress in Jeju, South Korea this year was teh site for two symposia hosted by Bayer Animal Health: its 4th International Bayer Pig symposium and a satellite symposium.

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Korea

Cargill opens new feed mill

Cargill Agri Purina have started construction on a new, US$91 million project to build a livestock feed mill at Pyungtaek Dangjin Habour foreign investment zone in Korea.

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Wednesday 04 July 2012

Korea

Automated stock handling

- Nedap Agri, the stock-herding processing automation company, has signed two contracts in South Korea, one to provide automation solutions for the national Agriculture Convergence Support Center (AITCSC).

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Friday 15 June 2012

Korea

Vets on commission for selling farm drugs

Practical ideas on controlling important respiratory diseases in pigs will feature at a special symposium for farm veterinarians - organised by animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim during the 2012 congress of the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS).

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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Korea

Animal vets conference

MSD Animal Health’s commitment to developing, science-driven solutions for healthy livestock will be clearly evident at the 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) congress in Jeju, South Korea, 10-13 June.

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Monday 28 May 2012

Korea

Poultry men get together

Ceva Animal Health Asia Pacific held the first “Hatchery Vaccination Summit Asia - The Future is Today” on Jeju Island, South Korea from April 26th - 27th 2012.

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Tuesday 22 May 2012

Korea

Farming in Korea

A year ago, South Korean executive Chung Man-gyoo spent weekdays driving his Hyundai Grandeur sedan through the jammed streets of Seoul to his suburban office.

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Sunday 20 May 2012

Korea

Farm investment

President Lee Myung-bak called on large food companies Thursday to use more of their profits to help move South Korea's farm sector forward through greater investment in agricultural research and development.

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Monday 30 April 2012

Korea

Rabies alert

South Korea has issued a rabies alert after a dog tested positive for the potentially deadly disease, the country's farm ministry said on Saturday.

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Sunday 29 April 2012

Korea

Pig conference in June

The 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress will be held in Jeju, South Korea, from 10-13 June.

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Monday 19 March 2012

Korea

Grain imports

Korea's total 2011 imports of feed grains and substitutes, including feed wheat, tapioca and lupine seed, decreased 7.7 per cent compared to 2010. "The decline we're seeing in mixed feed consumption is a reflection of diminishing livestock numbers as a result of the foot-and-mouth outbreak earlier in the year," Mr Min explained.

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Wednesday 07 March 2012

Korea

Weaning pigs

A study conducted by Dankook University, South Korea, investigated the supplementation of chito-oligsaccharides (COS) on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood characteristics, and diarrhea incidence in weanling pigs.

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Tuesday 21 February 2012

Korea

Australian dairy farming

SOUTH Korean dairy farmer Park Jae Jun is on a fact-finding mission across Australia.

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Wednesday 08 February 2012

Korea

Looking at FMD

South Korea's leading security service provider plans to expand its business operations to help control the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), industry sources said Tuesday.

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Saturday 04 February 2012

Korea

US beef forced on South Korea

A free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and South Korea was passed recently, but not before violent protests from opposition members of the South Korean National Assembly.

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Thursday 26 January 2012

Korea

Problems for beef farmers

MLA reports that Hanwoo (local beef) cattle herd numbers were almost 1.5 million in 2004, but rose to just above three million head last year, along a steady decline in prices at the farm gate.

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Monday 16 January 2012

Korea

Poultry seminar

Korea Grand Parent Breeder and Arbor Acres co-hosted a successful technical seminar in October attended by 40 customers on the latest technical advice and continued improvement of parent stock management at the Westopia Golf and Resort in Boryeong, Korea.

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Saturday 19 November 2011

Korea

Guaranteed Australian and New Zealand beef by McDonald's

Australian and New Zealand beef) and tops it with sweet and spicy bulgogi—thin strips of marinated and then barbequed beef— and lays it on a bed of fresh lettuce, melted cheese and a “mildly-spicy sauce” made from gochujang, a fermented red chili paste.

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Thursday 15 September 2011

Korea

Milk prices

Dairy farmers and milk producers reached a long delayed agreement on a hike in the price of raw milk, a move feared to make milk products more expensive and add to inflationary pressure, reports YonhappNewsAgency.

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Wednesday 14 September 2011

Korea

The raw milk debate

Yonhap reports that both sides failed to iron out their differences on Friday after holding three days of negotiations on price hikes of unpasteurized milk. That breakdown grinded the price talks that started on 21 June to a halt, raising concerns that the milk supply could be disrupted. They had a "cooling-off" period over the weekend and decided to restart the price talks, the sources said.

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Friday 26 August 2011

Korea

More chicken and less pork

The recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been driving up prices of pork, and local consumers are now opting for other kinds of meat.

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Monday 22 August 2011

Korea

Antibiotics banned in pig feed

On 1 July 2011, Korea completed a several year-long process of phasing out the use of antibiotics in commercial compound feed production until a veterinary oversight system can be put in place.

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Saturday 20 August 2011

Korea

Foreign workers

An estimated 710,000 foreign laborers work in manufacturing, construction, service, agriculture and livestock since the Employment Permit System came into effect in 2004 allowing foreigners to work in Korea. The system allows foreigners to live and work in Korea for up to five years, but then they must return to their home country.

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Friday 19 August 2011

Korea

Banning farm antibiotics

In 2003, the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry & Fisheries (MIFAFF) announced plans to begin phasing-out the routine use of antibiotics in commercial compound feed until a veterinary oversight system can be put in place. The main reason behind this decision is to cut back on misuse and limit antibiotic resistance in humans.

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Tuesday 16 August 2011

Korea

Emotional help for farmers

The Government has announced that it will widen compensation for farmers hit by the livestock disease epidemics by paying for counselling.

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Friday 12 August 2011

Korea

Paying the price of FMD

Even with the news that the worst of the livestock sector disease problems are now somewhat under control, the impact on both production and consumption is forecast to be significant, according to South Korea Agribusiness Report Q3 2011 from Business Monitor International (BMI).

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Korea

US poultry investment

Harim Corp., a leading South Korean food company, is seeking to buy a US poultry business.

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Tuesday 26 July 2011

Korea

FMD vaccines

Farmers dealing with livestock such as pigs who do not have a Foot and Mouth Disease (vaccination) certificates for their animals will not be allowed to do business at livestock markets. The implementation of the new requirement has already taken place.

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Korea

FMD vaccines

Farmers dealing with livestock such as pigs who do not have a Foot and Mouth Disease (vaccination) certificates for their animals will not be allowed to do business at livestock markets. The implementation of the new requirement has already taken place.

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Sunday 26 June 2011

Korea

Ban of antibiotics in animal feed

South Korea in planning to impose a total ban on the mixing of antibiotics with animal feed effective from July, Yonhap news agency reported quoted the government as a source.

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Korea

Ban on farm antibiotics in feed

South Korea plans to ban the mixing of antibiotics with animal feed from July in an effort to raise consumer trust in the safety of livestock products, Yonhap news agency reported quoting the government as saying Tuesday.

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Thursday 09 June 2011

Korea

Australian dairy link

In a first for the Australian dairy industry, two Korean dairy farmers will spend 14 days training on two Victorian dairy farms at the end of this year under an agreement recently signed between Dairy Australia and the Korean Dairy Committee.

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Sunday 05 June 2011

Korea

Tariff dropped on poultry imports

South Korea’s Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MIFAFF) issued notice 2011-220 , which is effective May 11, for a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 50,000 metric tons of chicken with a zero import duty, according to a May 12 USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report.

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