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S. Korea to Ease Bird Culling Measures

S. Korea to Ease Bird Culling Measures

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Thursday it will ease some preventive measures against avian influenza and instead provide more incentives to chicken farms. Under the plan, the ministry will spare birds from poultry farms that have strictly followed preventive measures in case of another outbreak of the highly contagious [...]

Farm Scapegoated in Mass Poultry Cull Resumes Operations

Farm Scapegoated in Mass Poultry Cull Resumes Operations

HWASEONG, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A farm that eventually slaughtered its chickens after having resisted the government’s mass cull order resulting from the occurrence of highly pathogenic bird flu at a neighboring farm has finally brought in new chicks and resumed operations. Sanan Village Farm, located in Hwaseong, GyeonggI Province, said Tuesday that it [...]

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

SEJONG, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday that it has lifted a movement ban on local livestock farms as no additional cases of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease have been reported in over a month. Last month, the ministry also released a standstill order on poultry farms in 20 regions as there [...]