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More affluent Chinese consumers eating beef

A customer chooses a cut of beef at a meat market in Beijing. Chinese consumers are now eating more beef. Photo: Reuters

With more money in their pockets, millions of Chinese are seeking a richer diet and switching to beef, driving imports to record levels and sending local meat firms abroad to scout for potential acquisition targets among beef farmers and processors.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 6:45pm

State Council promises farmers more support to boost meat supplies

Photo: AFP

The State Council met for the second time in a week yesterday, vowing harsher punishment for producers of fake meat while highlighting the challenges facing the agricultural sector, which it described as a "key safeguard" to stabilise the economy and keep inflation in check.

9 May 2013 - 5:40am

Wholesale price for marbled beef rises 4.5pc

The cost of enjoying a hearty hotpot will rise. Photo: Warton Li

Diners may have to dig deeper into their pockets if they want to tuck into quality beef as the territory's sole fresh beef distributor, Ng Fung Hong, yesterday announced a 4.5 per cent increase in the wholesale price of marbled beef.

6 May 2013 - 5:00am

Butcher introduces bespoke dry-aged beef

Dry-aged beef at the InterContinental's Steakhouse Winebar + Grill. Photo: Oliver Tsang

Hong Kong food fanatics are familiar with choosing rib-eye or sirloin, medium-well or rare. But what about wet- or dry-aged? The soon-to open Butcher's Club, a butcher's shop combined with a private kitchen and catering company, will be offering in-house, dry-aged prime black Angus beef.

26 Apr 2013 - 10:47am

Most 'beef' sold at Hangzhou market is pork, report finds

Where's the beef?

Five in eight products labelled as beef at a Hangzhou market were discovered to have no beef content in them at all, according to random sampling tests conducted by a Zhejiang newspaper.

7 Apr 2013 - 7:16pm 1 comment

City Digest, March 9, 2013

A three-year-old Australian girl died after she fell from the window of her second-floor bedroom at block two of Pacific View, Stanley at about 6pm last night. 

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am 1 comment

City Digest, February 4, 2013

Food and health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday the supply of fresh beef from the mainland was steady, amid concerns over the rising price of the meat. 

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

Supply of mainland meat comes under probe

Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health. Photo:Dickson Lee

An investigation into the supply of meat from the mainland is under way in an attempt to break a monopoly on wholesale beef, with a result expected in three months, the health minister said yesterday.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Calls to break monopoly of wholesale beef supplier Ng Fung Hong

The wholesale price of beef has risen 40 per cent from July to December.

Meat retailers have called on the government to break Ng Fung Hong's monopoly of wholesale beef, as they expect a quarter of the 500 players in the business to go bust after the Lunar New Year as a result of rising prices.

1 Jan 2013 - 4:20am

Ng Fung Hong ups beef prices by 6pc in year's sixth hike

Hongkongers will now have to pay even more for beef, after the city's sole mainland beef distributor Ng Fung Hong announced its sixth wholesale price increase in the year.

With effect from today, the wholesale price per kilogram will go up by HK$4.3 to HK$67.9 for regular beef and by HK$3.8 to HK$71.3 for premium beef.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:51am

Hong Kong should have a beef with its dodgy meat monopoly

Ng Fung Hong, the monopoly meat importer of Hong Kong.

I am grateful to the reader who drew my attention to the letter in Monday's edition of the South China Morning Post headed "HK's economy benefits from beef monopoly".

The letter defended Hong Kong's monopoly importer of mainland beef cattle, Ng Fung Hong, a subsidiary of China Resources Enterprise.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:53am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, November 26, 2012

It is no surprise beef prices keep rising. Photo: Martin Chan

HK's economy benefits from beef monopoly

There have been calls, because of rising prices, for the scrapping of the monopoly of the sole distributor of mainland cattle in Hong Kong, Ng Fung Hong.

The company has raised the wholesale price of cattle five times this year and this has not been well-received by the public.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:58am 9 comments

Letters to the Editor, November 22, 2012

Heavy pruning can be bad for city's trees. Photo: Edward Wong

Crash raises concerns over safe practices

The fatal three-vehicle accident at Shau Kei Wan must be investigated to determine its cause and how such crashes can be prevented in future ("Bus crash puts focus on health of drivers", November 20).

What would have happened if one of the buses had crashed into a crowd of people waiting at a bus stop or on a busy pavement?

1 Feb 2013 - 3:12pm 2 comments

Award-winning dishes to tempt the palate

True Blue signature dish ayam buah keluak, a chicken stew with a black sauce made from the nuts of the kepayang tree.

CUT at Marina Bay Sands Singapore is one of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's four restaurants under the same name and the first in Asia. The steakhouse is where the who's who of Singapore can be seen slicing prime beef over grand cru Bordeaux. The interior is sleek, masculine and fashionably dark.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:41pm

Turning the tables

The latest wagyu marketing campaign seems to have dispensed with one myth about superior Japanese cattle. Unfortunately, two equally stubborn ones remain.

So far there have been no reports that the latest cows exported to Hong Kong have been raised on beer, but the idea is commonly held. The belief persists that the cattle are massaged and listen to music.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm