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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....
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....
View news from Japan Imported Beef Consumption Eases in Japan
JAPAN- Japan consumed 61,152 tonnes (boneless equivalent) of beef in May, up by three per cent compared with the same time last year (data by the Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation of Japan, ALIC). ...
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