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Editorial: US Beef Exports Look To Korea

A US-Korea free trade arrangement is expected to increase US beef and pork exports to South Korea by $2 billion, creating more than 26,700 American jobs.

Beef exports continue to grow, from 233 metric tons valued at $612,000 in 2006 to 56,000 metric tons valued at $56 million in 2009. Through the first nine months of the 2010, exports to South Korea are up 136 per cent in volume and 181 per cent in value over the same period last year.

When the deal is finally signed and sealed, it will phase out Korea’s 40 per cent tariff on beef imports, which would equate to $325 million in tariff reductions annually once fully implemented.

Earlier this week, the US Meat Export Federation launched the second phase of a US beef marketing campaign in South Korea.

The campaign includes television advertisements, trade magazine ads and mass transit signage, which are designed to counter the 'factory farming' image that many Koreans have of US agriculture.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

XL Vets Best Practice Article: BVD
BVD (Bovine Virus Diarrhoea) virus is widespread in the UK cattle population, with evidence of 90 per cent of cattle herds having been exposed to it, according to XL Vets.
Beef Cattle Numbers Causing Concern
US - Declining beef inventories are causing some in the US cattle industry to wonder how beef production can be maintained.
Selection For Efficiency Will Not Impair Carcase Traits
Selection for improved feed efficiency will not have any unfavourable repercussions for carcase traits but will result in larger, leaner carcases with better conformation, according to Teagasc.
FAPRI 2010 Agricultural Outlook: World Meat
World beef trade is expected to grow, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Mongolia Vaccinates Ruminants
 » Feed In Smallholder Systems
 » OIE, FDA Sign Cooperation Agreement On Vet Meds
 » China/Argentina Look At Beef, Barley And Dairy Trade

   Japan

 » Japan Beef Imports Down In October

   United Kingdom

 » Producers Resilient In Face Of Winter Challenge
 » LMC Report: SOS – Save Our Sucklers
 » Sustainability Key To Food Production Challenge
 » Badger Cull Will Slash TB Cases
 » Bad Weather Continues To Take Its Toll On Farms
 » New Beef Roadmap Highlights Benefits Of Being Greener  
 » Winter Livestock Feeding Rules Relaxed
 » Welfare Boost for Red Tractor Farms
 » Labelling Of Cloned Meat & Milk Unnecessary

   United States

 » JBS USA Installs Remote Video Auditing
 » Arctic Cold Dangerous For Kentucky Livestock
 » CME: Total Cattle Slaughter Drops In October
 » BSE Scientist Prusiner Awarded Medal of Science
 » No Consensus Linking Red Meat And Breast Cancer
 » CME: Steer By-Product (Drop) Values
 » Protein-Packed Beef
 » Phase 2 Of US Beef 'Trust' Campaign Launched
 » Cattle Outlook
 » Industry Applauds US-Korea Free Trade Agreement
 » Vilsack Announces Cattlemen's Beef Board Appointments
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Prices Looking For Direction
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Wholesale Meat Shows Signs of Strength
 » GIPSA Proposed Rule Not Good For Ag Industry

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   Slovenia

 » EU Authorises Support For Slovenian Farmers

   Netherlands

 » Dutch Aim To Cut Antibiotics Use By Half

   New Zealand

 » Government Commits To TB Eradication
 » Drought-Like Conditions Could Be 1989 Re-Run
 » NZ Meat Industry Welcomes Trans-Pacific Talks
 » Fire at Silver Fern Beef Plant

   Korea, South

 » More FMD Cases Found; Prices of Beef and Pork Fall
 » Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spreading Fast
 » South Korea Culls Diseased Animals

   Switzerland

 » USGC Team Promotes Sorghum, DDGS at Conference

   European Union

 » Tighter European Beef Supplies For 2011

   Australia

 » Mixed Slaughter Trends In November
 » Cattle Co-Product Value Increase
 » Investigating How Farm Animals 'Feel'

   Mongolia

 » Mongolia Vaccinates Cattle, Swine Against FMD

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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