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Pig Industry News: Japan

27 April 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Notifies OIE of More Than 400 PED Outbreaks
JAPAN - The veterinary authorities have reported 418 outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) to the World Organisation for Animal Health....
10 April 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan More PED Outbreaks in Japan; Pork Market Not Affected
JAPAN - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks have now been confirmed in 21 prefectures. The price of pork in the country has not been affected....
08 April 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Orders Strict Measures Against PED Virus
JAPAN - The Japanese government is ordering a clamp down on the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus, which is spreading within the country....
01 April 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan Minnesota Soybean Group Tours Japanese Pork Industry
JAPAN - A three-day whirlwind tour of the Japanese pork industry this week provided a team representing the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) with an in-depth view of US pork in...
Pig Industry News from Japan Another PED Outbreak Suspected on Kyushu
JAPAN - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is suspected at another pig farm on Kyushu, the location of previous outbreaks....
31 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan More PED Outbreaks in Japan
JAPAN - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported on the island of Kyushu. ...
21 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan Third PED Outbreak Reported in Kochi Prefecture
JAPAN - A third outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been confirmed in Kochi prefecture on the island of Shikoku....
19 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan Suspected PED Outbreak in Fukuoka
JAPAN - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is suspected at Yama in Fuluoka prefecture on Kyushu....
18 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan New PED Outbreak on Kyushu Confirmed
JAPAN - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Oita prefecture in the north-east of Kyushu island....
14 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan PED Confirmed in Japan
JAPAN - The previously suspected outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been confirmed. ...
12 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Japan PED Suspected in Japanese Pig Herd
JAPAN - At a farm on Kyushu, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is the suspected cause of an outbreak of diarrhoea in young piglets....
10 July 2013
Pig Industry News from Japan Art's Way Scientific Awarded New Contract with Japan's Zen-Noh Livestock
JAPAN - Art's Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. has announce its wholly-owned subsidiary, Art's Way Scientific, Inc. has completed a contract for a modular swine nursery building for Japan's Zen-Noh - the National...
14 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Japan Manure Handling Method, Feed Formulation Affect GHG Impact
JAPAN - Comparing the figures for the output of greenhouse gases (GHG) for pig and poultry production in France and Japan, researchers found that changing the manure handling process and increasing the...
24 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Japan USMEF Chief Hails Trade Developments with Japan a Success
US - The importance of the US-Japanese economic relationship, particularly as it relates to US agriculture and red meat exports, was highlighted by US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip...
19 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Japan US Farmers Hail Trade Policy Adoption
JAPAN - National Farmers Union (NFU) of the US is applauding the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) for adopting its first policy on international trade. The historic policy was adopted during the WFO’s...
20 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Japan Pig Pancreas Research May Aid Diabetics
JAPAN - A Japanese team has announced success in growing pancreases in pigs genetically modified to be unable to grow their own....
10 October 2012
Pig Industry News from Japan Slow Growth Projected for Pork Market
JAPAN - Growth in Japan’s 2013 pork market is projected to be slow due to an anticipated contraction in total supply and weak demand. Due to the weak market, competition between lower priced domestic...
10 September 2012
Pig Industry 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...
03 August 2012
Pig Industry News from Japan Pork Treasure Hunt in Japan
JAPAN - The more you find, the more you can win. That’s the incentive of a new marketing promotion for US pork in Japan the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is conducting with more than 1,800 retailers...
26 April 2012
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Rearrests Two over Tax Evasion in Pork Tariffs
JAPAN - The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office rearrested two men running meat import businesses on charges of evading 13.6 billion yen in tariffs on pork by fraudulently declaring import prices....
07 February 2012
Pig Industry News from Japan Pig Dung Used for New Fish Feed Made of Flies
JAPAN - A new fish feed made using housefly pupae is cheaper than other feeds and boosts fish's immunity to disease, says one of the researchers who created it....
31 January 2012
Pig Industry News from Japan US Pork Sandwiches Showcased in Railway Campaign
JAPAN - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently launched a marketing campaign with Becker’s, a casual, café-style restaurant chain operated by JR East Food Business, a subsidiary of the East...
09 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Premium Positioning Created for Chilled US Pork
JAPAN - A side-by-side taste challenge at a leading Tokyo hotel produced surprising results for a group of Japanese consumers who were given a chance recently to compare premium-branded US chilled pork...
28 November 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Wheat Binge Eyed as Glut Undercuts Corn Price
JAPAN - Japan, the world's largest corn buyer, may buy less of the grain as feed-wheat imports almost quadruple this year to the highest level since 2001, as livestock producers seek to cut costs....
22 November 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Stimulating Japanese Imports of North American Pork
JAPAN - A US-based agricultural economist expects improvements in the Japanese economy and greater concerns over food safety to stimulate increased sales of North American pork into Japan....
13 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Biomin.net Now Available in Japanese
JAPAN - Biomin has now launched a Japanese version of the corporate web site....
14 July 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Nebraska Beef, Soy, Corn Groups Visit Japan
JAPAN - Delegations representing Nebraska’s beef, soybean and corn industries got an in-depth look recently at beef and pork industry programmes in Japan conducted by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF),...
23 June 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Iowa Pork Producers Continue Half-Century of Aid
JAPAN - The people of Iowa have a special connection with Japan dating back more than 50 years. When two typhoons devastated the Japanese prefecture of Yamanashi in 1959, Iowans stepped forward to help...
20 June 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Toyota Launches Pig Manure Compost Deodoriser
JAPAN - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed a deodoriser specifically for use on composting swine manure....
13 June 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Canadian Pork Industry Supports Recovery Efforts
JAPAN - Pork producers and exporters from across Canada will donate over $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Japan relief fund to support longer-term relief and recovery efforts in affected communities....

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