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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....
23 April 2010
View news from Japan FMD Halts Beef Exports From Japan
JAPAN - Japan suspended exports of beef, pork and related bi-products following a discovery of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on cattle farms in Miyazaki prefecture. ...
08 April 2010
View news from Japan US-Japanese Beef Talks Continue
JAPAN - The US and Japan are to continue talks in a bid to resolve issues over access for US beef onto the Japanese market....
25 February 2010
View news from Japan Firm Sales Of Imported Beef At Japanese Supermarkets
JAPAN - Japanese retail food sales declined by two per cent in 2009 year-on-year (the Japan Chain Stores Association), largely due to constrained spending by budget-conscious consumers, but also because of retailer price competition. Imported beef did...
14 January 2010
View news from Japan Japan’s Beef Consumption Down In November
JAPAN - Beef consumption in Japan during November 2009 eased 10 per cent year-on-year, to 66,993 tonnes (boneless equivalent), according to supply and demand data released by Japan’s Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation....
10 December 2009
View news from Japan Upturn In Japan Beef Consumption
JAPAN - Japan consumed 80,838 tonnes (boneless equivalent) of beef in October, up 17 per cent from last year. The strong increase was largely the result of increased imports (up 33 per cent on 2008)....
02 December 2009
View news from Japan Canada And Mexico Eye On Japanese Beef Market
JAPAN - They are still small players in the imported beef market in Japan, but Canadian and Mexican beef export associations have ramped up their promotional efforts to make their presence known to Japanese end-users....
18 November 2009
View news from Japan Minister Ritz Promotes Canadian Beef in Japan
OSAKA, JAPAN - Canadian farmers produce the safest high-quality food in the world and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz led a mission to Japan to create new export opportunities by meeting with newly elected officials and kickstarting the Brand Canada Initiative...
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