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Pig Industry News: Japan

13 May 2011
Pig Industry 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....
26 April 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan Livestock and 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...
18 April 2011
Pig Industry 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...
28 March 2011
Pig Industry News from Japan An Eye on Recovery Efforts and 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
Pig Industry 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...
Pig Industry News from Japan US Pork Producers Assist Japanese Residents
JAPAN - US pork producers are partnering with the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to provide pork for victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern sections of Japan on 11 March....
06 September 2010
Pig Industry 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....
09 August 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan More Farmers Using Rice as Chicken, Pig Feed
JAPAN - Eggs and meat from chickens and pigs that were raised on domestic feed rice are drawing a great deal of attention lately, both as delicious cuisine and a way to help increase this country's self-sufficiency...
03 June 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Danish Pork a Bestseller in Japan
JAPAN - The sausages are half the size, and to a Danish palate would seem both fattier and slightly sweeter than sausages for the Danish market. However, tastes vary, and in Japan the small sausages from...
01 June 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Danish Pork Popular in Japanese Noodle Soup
JAPAN - 500 bowls a day - 365 days a year. And that’s just in one noodle restaurant, Hiday Hidaka in Tokyo, which is part of a chain of 250 restaurants with the same name. ...
14 May 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Aeon Loves US Pork, So Do Japanese Consumers
JAPAN - The love affair between Japanese consumers and US pork got a bit cosier recently when Japan’s largest retailer hosted an intensive three-week promotion that resulted in the sale of more than...
07 May 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan US Producers Support Japan Pork Buyers Event
JAPAN - More than 300 Japanese pork buyers received an in-depth overview of the US pork industry recently, along with a hands-on demonstration on meat-slicing and display techniques designed to help foster...
04 May 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Japanese Bloggers Praise US Pork
JAPAN - A recent USMEF pork cooking seminar held for more than 30 high-profile Japanese bloggers has generated very positive reviews and more than a quarter of a million online media impressions for US...
23 April 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan First Cloned Pig in Japan Euthanised
JAPAN - The first pig cloned from fetal pigskin cells in Japan has been euthanised after becoming unable to stand on her own because of natural causes, researchers said yesterday....
Pig Industry News from Japan FMD Halts Pork 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. ...
09 April 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Battle for Pork Market Share Fuels Branding Buildup
JAPAN - Intense competition for market share among suppliers to the Japanese pork market has caused branding efforts to mushroom to meet local consumer demand for product differentiation, according to...
08 April 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Pork Contingent Visits Japan and Analyses Market
JAPAN - A contingent from the US pork industry is in Japan this week accompanying USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on a tour promoting US pork and other agricultural exports to the country....
06 April 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Tanaka Precious Metals to Supply Pork Detection Kits
JAPAN - Tanaka Precious Metals is to supply companies in Japan and overseas centered on the Islamic world with two 'Easy to Use Pork Detection Kits' for the detection of pork in either raw or cooked food...
25 February 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Despite Tough Economy US Pork Fares Well In Japan
JAPAN - Japan reinforced its position as a key trading partner for the US beef and pork industries in 2009, clearly outperforming the market and either maintaining or increasing US beef and pork imports...
17 February 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Banned Beef Found in Pork Sausage Shipment
JAPAN - The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry suspended imports of pork and processed pork from Austria yesterday after finding a shipment of sausages from an Austrian company that contained...
08 February 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Improvac Approved as Safe and Effective in Japan
JAPAN - Pfizer Animal Health today announced it will begin to expand Japanese veterinary experience with Improvac®, Pfizer’s successful pork production technology embraced by pig farmers in other countries...
22 January 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Pigs Hit by Second Bout of H1N1 Outbreak
JAPAN - The nation's second case of pigs infected with H1N1 flu has been confirmed at a farm in Yamagata Prefecture, the agriculture ministry said Wednesday....
21 January 2010
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Reports Emerging Case of H1N1 Influenza
JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported an emerging case of H1N1 flu in the country....
16 December 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan New US Pork Cut Finds Success in Japan
JAPAN - Can you imagine a summer barbecue season without pork back ribs? Until this year, Japanese consumers had never had the opportunity to savor this American cookout favourite. ...
11 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan First Imports of Pigs from Ireland to Japan
JAPAN - In February 2009 the health certificate facilitating trade in porcine species was officially agreed between the Irish and Japanese veterinary authorities. ...
28 October 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Lifts H1N1 Voluntary Movement Restraint
JAPAN - On 21 October, the Japanese authorities had reported finding the H1N1 flu virus in pooled samples from pigs. The affected farm was placed under voluntary movement restraint....
22 October 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Confirms Finding H1N1 Flu Virus in Pig Sample
JAPAN - The Japanese veterinary authorities have reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) finding the influenza A H1N1 virus in a pooled sample from 10 pigs. The sampling was taken as...
24 April 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan Practical Application of DDGS in Feed Under Study
JAPAN - Distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of US ethanol production, is a valuable feed ingredient the US Grains Council has been working to promote in Japan and around the world....
13 March 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan Gov't Food Panel Says Cloned Beef and Pork Safe
JAPAN - Beef and pork products from somatic cell-cloned cows, pigs and their offspring are as safe as those from conventionally bred ones, the Japanese government's food risk assessment body said in a...
02 March 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan Boars Live Longer in Top Herds
JAPAN - Koketsu and Sasaki have published a study into boar culling and mortality in commercial herds. On average, they found that boars were culled or died aged two years and eight months, having been...

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