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28 April 2011
View news from Japan Livestock & Feed Production Resume
JAPAN - According to the latest estimate of the devastation resulting from the earthquake and tsunami, livestock, crops and animals with a value of US$84 million were lost. Despite animal welfare concerns over reduced output, feed manufacture is progressing...
View news from Japan Checking for Radioactive Contamination in Grass
JAPAN - The government plans to check for radioactive contamination in grass for livestock in the eastern half of Japan to prevent contaminated beef or milk from entering the market amid the continuing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, government...
18 April 2011
View news from Japan Japan’s Compound Feed And Livestock Production
JAPAN - Since the earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan on 11 March, surrounding Japanese feed millers have stepped up to fulfill the demand in the affected area, the US Grains Council’s Tokyo office reports. ...
06 April 2011
View news from Japan Beef Imports From Mexico On The Rise In Japan
JAPAN - Japan imported 36,905 tonnes swt of beef in February, up 22 per cent on last year and 14 per cent higher than the five-year average (data by Japan's Ministry of Finance)....
29 March 2011
View news from Japan An Eye On Recovery Efforts & Feed Grain Trade
JAPAN - The US Grains Council reports the Japanese industry has been making significant strides to regain its normal feed mill production capacity within the next few months....
18 March 2011
View news from Japan USGC Keeps Keen Eye on Valued US Customer
JAPAN - The US Grains Council is keeping a close eye on its largest corn and second-largest barley and sorghum market as it begins its recovery process from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated eastern Japan last week....
10 January 2011
View news from Japan Frozen Beef Imports Surge In Japan
JAPAN - Japanese beef imports during November 2010 surged by 50 per cent year-on-year, to 51,008 tonnes swt, with the frozen beef intake jumping 105 per cent on the relatively low volumes 12 months earlier, to 32,816 tonnes....
02 December 2010
View news from Japan Japan Beef Imports Down In October
JAPAN - Japan imported 33,513 tonnes swt of beef in October, down 32 per cent year-on-year....
26 November 2010
View news from Japan Japanese Cattle Herd Declines
JAPAN - The Japanese cattle herd, as of October 2010, declined two per cent year-on-year to 4.29 million head, according to the National Livestock Breeding Center of Japan....
06 September 2010
View news from Japan Heat Wave Kills Cows, Pigs and Poultry
JAPAN - Nearly 1,200 cows have died nationwide due to the summer's intense heat, the government said on Friday, 3 September, calling for measures to prevent more deaths as the hot spell continues....
11 August 2010
View news from Japan Japan Beef Consumption Down Five Per Cent In June
JAPAN - Hot weather and an uncertain economy has continued to subdue beef consumption in Japan, with June consumption volumes declining five per cent year-on-year to 67,601 tonnes (boneless equivalent)....
View news from Japan No FMD Signs Seen In Miyazaki Cattle
JAPAN - The Miyazaki prefectural government said earlier this week that no abnormalities were found in safety checks it conducted on all of the more than 900,000 cows and pigs raised by livestock farmers in the southwestern Japanese prefecture, following...
05 August 2010
View news from Japan Japan Beef Imports Fall Eight Per Cent
JAPAN - Japan imported 43,677 tonnes swt of beef in June, down eight per cent from last year. The fall was a result of lower import volumes from Australia (down 16 per cent year-on-year, to 30,881 tonnes swt)....
28 July 2010
View news from Japan Miyazaki Ends Foot-and-Mouth Emergency
JAPAN - The Miyazaki prefectural government has lifted its state of emergency concerning foot-and-mouth disease, which had broken out among livestock in the prefecture. ...
27 July 2010
View news from Japan Japan Lifts FMD State Of Emergency
JAPAN - Japan lifted a state of emergency yesterday (Tuesday 27) in the southern region, Miyazaki known for its prized and pampered cattle, after a three-month foot-and-mouth outbreak forced the slaughter of almost 300,000 farm animals....
22 July 2010
View news from Japan Japanese Cattle Farm Numbers in Decline
JAPAN - The Japanese beef cattle herd decline slightly in 2010, while average beef cattle numbers per farm increased due to a reduction in the number of farming households....
08 July 2010
View news from Japan FMD Outbreaks Lessening in Miyazaki
JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported one outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle, where only one case was observed....
02 July 2010
View news from Japan Foot-and-Mouth Shipment Ban Nears End
JAPAN - The ban on beef and pork shipments in Miyazaki Prefecture put in place because of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease may be lifted this month because no new cases have been found since the slaughter of infected animals was completed last week....
24 June 2010
View news from Japan More of Miyazaki Cattle Infected
MIYAZAKI, JAPAN - Two further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) have been detected in Miyazaki....
View news from Japan Japan Foodservice Valued at ¥29.5 Trillion
JAPAN - In 2009, the estimated value of the Japanese foodservice sector declined 1.8 per cent year-on-year to ¥29.5 trillion, according to data released by Foodservice Industry Research Institute of Japan....
16 June 2010
View news from Japan More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki's Swine, Cattle
JAPAN - More of Miyazaki's have been infected with foot and mouth disease, according to the Japanese veterinary authorities....
11 June 2010
View news from Japan Total of 26 New FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki
MIYAZAKI, JAPAN - A total of 26 foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks in cattle and swine have been reported by the Japanese veterinary authorities....
03 June 2010
View news from Japan 35 More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki
JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported 35 new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Miyazaki between 27 May and 1 June 2010....
21 May 2010
View news from Japan More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki
JAPAN - Fifty-five new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) have been reported by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
20 May 2010
View news from Japan Japan Pig, Cattle Cull to Reach 200,000
JAPAN - The farm ministry on Wednesday announced actions aimed at stemming the spread of foot-and-mouth disease in Miyazaki Prefecture, which calls for vaccinating and then slaughtering all pigs and cattle within a radius of 10 kilometers of the infection-hit...
19 May 2010
View news from Japan Japan PM Admits Fault in Handling FMD
JAPAN - Japan's prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has admitted that mistakes have been made in the government's efforts to contain the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, which is crippling farmers in a southern prefecture known for its prized beef....
12 May 2010
View news from Japan Pigs and Cattle in Miyazaki Being Culled
MIYAZAKI, JAPAN - Tens of thousands of pigs and cattle are being culled to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in this southern prefecture of Miyazaki. Officials said that some 77,000 hogs and cattle had been earmarked for destruction. ...
06 May 2010
View news from Japan Situation In Japan Is Not Under Control
JAPAN - There have been 13 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Japan between 29 April and 5 May....
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