Foot-and-mouth disease has recently spread around Chungbuk, and as of the 19th, foot-and-mouth disease has occurred in 10 Korean cattle farms and 1 goat farm.
In particular, concerns about additional inflation are growing as the price of livestock products such as beef and pork is on the rise as foot-and-mouth disease broke out in Korea for the first time in 4 years and 4 months.
According to the Livestock Products Quality Evaluation Institute, as of the 18th, beef sirloin was 10,919 won for 100g of grade 1+, up 6% from 10,295 won on April 19, a month ago. Anxiety rose 7% from 12,997 won to 13,917 won over the same period.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs analyzed this as a phenomenon caused by the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Korean cattle farms and the consequent suspension of movement.
Vice Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Kim In-jung said in an announcement on the 17th, “It is clear that the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has acted as a factor in contraction in terms of market supply. situation,” he said.
Pork is more expensive than beef.
The butcher section of a large supermarket in downtown Seoul. Reporter Hwang Jin-hwan
As of the 18th, pork belly was 2,634 won per 100g, up 13.1% from 2,328 won a month ago. Compared to the 2014 won in early March먹튀검증, the price has risen by more than 30%.
This is interpreted as a result of seasonal factors and increased consumption.
The problem is that this trend of rising livestock prices is highly likely to continue for the time being.
This is because the number of Korean cattle slaughtered is increasing, albeit in small numbers, as the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak continues, and movement restrictions will continue until the end of this month. Due to its nature, pork is an item that has continued to rise in price every summer.
In particular, it is pointed out that the fear caused by the spread of foot-and-mouth disease is also encouraging the price rise. In fact, when 3.48 million cattle and pigs were slaughtered due to foot-and-mouth disease in 2010-2011, pork prices soared by more than 40%.
Reporter Hwang Jin-hwan
The government believes that foot-and-mouth disease will have a limited impact on rising livestock prices.
This is because foot-and-mouth disease has so far been limited to the same living area in Cheongju and Jeungpyeong, and there are not many Korean cattle that have been slaughtered. About 1,500 cattle were slaughtered due to 10 cases of foot-and-mouth disease related to Korean cattle, which is about 0.03% of the total number of cattle raised.
Regarding the slaughter of Korean beef, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said, “After large-scale slaughter in 2010-2011, we will not slaughter enough to affect supply by turning to a vaccine policy.”
On the 15th, at the situation room of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at the Sejong Government Complex Sejong City, officials are watching the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. yunhap news
However, it is expected that foot-and-mouth disease will occur in other regions beyond Cheongju and Jeungpyeong, and whether it will spread to pig farms from the current Hanwoo farms will be a gauge for the rise in livestock prices.
An official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs emphasized, “In the case of pigs, farms are operated in a closed type compared to cattle, and the quarantine conditions are relatively favorable in response to African swine fever. .