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11 November 2013
View news from Japan Message of European Food Quality Heads to Japanese and Koreans
JAPAN – The quality of European agricultural products is being promoted by EU Commission visits to Japan and South Korea this week....
04 November 2013
View news from Japan Water Footprint Guide Announced at Yokohama World Dairy Summit
JAPAN - A method of calculating dairy farming’s water footprint has been revealed at the World Dairy Summit by conference organisers, the International Dairy Federation (IDF)....
22 April 2013
View news from Japan NFU Hails WFO Trade Policy Adoption
JAPAN - National Farmers Union (NFU) is applauding the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) for adopting its first policy on international trade. The historic policy was adopted during the WFO’s third General Assembly in Niigata, Japan this week....
22 March 2013
View news from Japan Japan Sets Eyes on Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
JAPAN - Trade talks this week have shown the emerging desire of the Japanese government to join in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)....
28 January 2013
View news from Japan Japan Agrees to Further Open Market to US Beef
ANALYSIS – Japan and the United States have agreed on a new deal which should pave the way for expanded exports of US beef and beef products to Japan, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite senior editor....
11 September 2012
View news from Japan Farms Represent Sources of Environmental Zinc, Copper
JAPAN - Because of the large number of animals kept on most pig farms, such units are considered to represent a significant point source of zinc in bodies of water, according to researchers at the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences. They...
27 April 2012
View news from Japan Japan Remains Composed but Vigilant on BSE Issue
JAPAN - In the Japanese wholesale market this week interest in US beef was reportedly steady, with supermarkets and restaurants in Japan continuing to sell the US beef, despite the recent announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture of...
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....
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. ...
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. ...
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....
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 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...
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....
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....
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...
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