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07 November 2011
View news from Japan Japan Increases Imports Of US Beef
JAPAN - Japanese beef imports remain strong to date in 2011, with the USA in particular increasing shipments, according to Mark Zieg from the Meat Division of Bord Bia – Irish Food Board....
03 November 2011
View news from Japan Japan Raises Meat Import Restrictions
JAPAN - Japan has lifted its ban on poultry imports from Nebraska in the US. ...
02 November 2011
View news from Japan Beef Imports Into Japan Down 15 Per Cent
JAPAN - Sufficient frozen beef stocks seem to have slowed the volume of beef imports into Japan during September, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
14 October 2011
View news from Japan Frozen Beef Stocks Remain High In Japan
JAPAN - In the Japanese market, imported frozen beef stocks during August increased from the previous month, and were up 20 per cent year-on-year, at 78,941 tonnes (boneless equivalent) - the highest since November 2002, reports Meat and Livestock Australia...
13 October 2011
View news from Japan Biomin.net Now Available In Japanese
JAPAN - Biomin has now launched a Japanese version of the corporate web site....
30 September 2011
View news from Japan Japanese Imports Of US Beef Surge
JAPAN - Japan imported 47,132 tonnes swt of beef during August, up four per cent on the same period last year (Ministry of Finance, Japan), reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
15 September 2011
View news from Japan Grass-Fed Beef Hit At Major Tokyo Festival
JAPAN - Over three quarters of a million Japanese people attended the Super Yosakoi food, music and dance festival in Tokyo recently and many got a taste of New Zealand grass-fed beef. By the end of the festival, 400 kilograms of the beef had been barbecued...
13 September 2011
View news from Japan Imported Beef Stocks High During July
JAPAN - A combination of increased imports and slow demand in the market elevated imported beef stocks in Japan during July, to 85,968 tonnes (boneless equivalent), up 23 per cent year-on-year (data released by the Agriculture and Livestock Industries...
01 September 2011
View news from Japan Frozen Beef Imports Surge
JAPAN - Beef imports during July increased 12 per cent year-on-year to 48,319 tonnes swt, as importers cleared significant volumes of frozen items after avoiding the triggering of the safeguard in June, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
View news from Japan Safety Concerns Impact Beef Consumption At Home
JAPAN - Beef expenditure per household in July declined 10 per cent year-on-year to 1,351 Yen, due to the radioactive contamination issues that plagued Japan early in the month, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
26 August 2011
View news from Japan Ban On Beef Shipments Lifted
JAPAN - The government has lifted the last ban on shipments of beef cattle — from Iwate, Fukushima and Tochigi prefectures — suspended due to leaks of radioactive material from the Fukushima number one nuclear plant. ...
11 August 2011
View news from Japan Cattle Giant Files For Bankruptcy
JAPAN - Agura Bokujo, a cattle farm business with operations nationwide, has filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming the crisis at the leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant. ...
08 August 2011
View news from Japan Government Plans To Help Beef Farmers
JAPAN - The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry has announced 85.7 billion yen in additional aid to deal with the problem of radioactive cesium being detected in beef in excess of provisional government limits. ...
01 August 2011
View news from Japan Radiation Checks Introduced For Beef Cattle
JAPAN - Japanese local authorities have started a programme of checks on beef cattle to measure their levels of radiation. ...
18 July 2011
View news from Japan Beef Stocks Increase In Japan
JAPAN - Beef consumption in Japan during May lifted nine per cent year-on-year to 66,497 tonnes (boneless equivalent), according to supply and demand data released by Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation....
15 July 2011
View news from Japan Contaminated Beef Sold To Consumers
JAPAN - A total of 438 kilograms of beef from six cows contaminated with radioactive materials from a farm in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, could have ended up reaching consumers in eight prefectures, the Tokyo metropolitan government said earlier...
13 July 2011
View news from Japan Radiation Found in Japanese Cattle
JAPAN - Elevated levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in a herd of cattle from Fukushima prefecture. ...
12 July 2011
View news from Japan New Zealand Beef Dishes Up Export Dollars
JAPAN - New Zealand beef is carving out a tasty market niche in Japan, dishing up returns that should satisfy farmers and economists alike. ...
28 June 2011
View news from Japan Japan Beef Market Damp
JAPAN - Rain, humidity and uncomfortably warm temperatures continue to grip Japan, damping demand for meat overall, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
15 June 2011
View news from Japan Imported Beef Consumption Lifts In Japan
JAPAN - Consumption of imported beef in Japan during April increased 21 per cent year-on-year, to 51,864 tonnes (boneless equivalent) - the highest monthly volume since July 2005. ...
13 May 2011
View news from Japan Livestock Culling Starts Near Fukushima Plant
JAPAN - Livestock and poultry in the no-entry zone within a 20-kilometre radius of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are to be culled....
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....
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