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South Korea recognizes EU regionalization

South Korea has eased the way for pork and poultry imports from the EU after the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (Mafra)...

Korea issues 48-hour standstill over ASF

South Korea’s agricultural ministry issued last Saturday a 48-hour standstill order until August 21 on pig farms and related facilities in the eastern Gangwon...

Asia Pacific cattle industry adopts methane reducing feed

Adopting feed ingredients and feed that can reduce methane emissions from cattle is gaining ground in the Asia Pacific. CJ Feed & Care, the animal...

CJ launches cattle feed that reduces methane emission

South Korea’s CJ Feed & Care has launched an eco-friendly feed that can reduce the methane emitted by dairy cattle. The company said it...

South Korean food companies reduce plastic materials use

South Korean food companies are speeding up efforts to develop eco-friendly technologies and products aimed at reducing the use of plastic materials or creating...

South Korea records this year’s first ASF outbreak

South Korea’s authorities recently detected ASF at a farm of 1500 pigs in northeastern county of Hongcheon. The Ministry of Agriculture said this was the...

CellMeat secures USD8.1m for lab-grown shrimp cultivation

South Korea’s startup CellMeat, which develops lab-grown shrimp meat, has secured USD 8.1 million Series A funding to produce alternative seafood. The new round...

South Korea pork demand to rebound in 2H 2022

South Korea’s pork demand is expected to rebound in the second half of 2022, Rabobank said in its Q2 2022 Pork Quarterly Report. However,...

CJ CheilJedang ventures into cultivated meat

South Korea’s food and bio giant CJ CheilJedang is entering the cultivated meat industry through a partnership with KCell Biosciences, a startup focused on...

South Korea confirms AI case at duck farm in Jeolla

South Korea recently confirmed a new case of avian influenza (AI) at a duck farm in the southwestern Jeolla county of Goheung. Authorities from the...

US beef exports set new records in Asia

US beef exports in 2021 surpassed USD 10 billion for the first time. Exports to South Korea, Japan, and China/Hong Kong each exceeded USD...

Rising input costs shrink CJ Feed & Care’s operating profit

CJ Feed & Care, an animal feed company owned by South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang, saw its operating profit slip 31.3% year-on-year (yoy) in 2021. The...

CJ CheilJedang’s food business revenue up 6.7%

South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang reported a revenue of USD 7.95 billion from its food business in 2021, up 6.7% year-on-year (yoy). Operating profit rose...

H5N1 hits duck farm in South Korea’s Asan

A duck farm in Asan in South Chungcheong province, South Korea in early February reported cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. Authorities on February...

South Korea works to prevent southern spread of ASF

South Korea is intensifying the monitoring of local farms and implementing stricter quarantine measures to keep ASF from spreading further south. According to Yonhap News...

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