Beef cattle population hits record high

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Beef cattle population hits record high

The number of beef cattle in Korea hit a record high in the second quarter of the year amid rising beef prices, government data showed Thursday.
 
There were 3.33 million beef cattle, including Korean-bred cattle known as hanwoo, in the country as of June 1, up 2.7 percent from a year earlier, according to data released by Statistics Korea.
 
It marks the largest-ever tally since the statistical agency began tracking related data in 1986.
 
The second-quarter increase was attributed to a steady rise in beef prices that prompted more farmers to grow beef cattle.
 
The data also showed the number of milk cows in the country gaining 1.3 percent on-year to 406,000 head in the April-June period.
 
In contrast, the number of pigs fell 2 percent on-year to 11.09 million in the second quarter, hit by outbreaks of African swine fever during the third and fourth quarters of last year.
 
Yonhap 
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