Livestock

In the News: Heatstroke Apocalypse for Japan’s Cows & Chickens

In the News: Heatstroke Apocalypse for Japan’s Cows & Chickens

Japanese Kobe cows have a beef, and Japanese chickens are broiling: In the first one and a half month’s of this year’s record hot summer 959 milk cows, 235 meat cows, 136,000 egg chickens, and 289,000 meat chickens have died of heatstroke. Pigs aren’t faring […]

In the News: Korea Declared Safe for Mad Cow Disease

In the News: Korea Declared Safe for Mad Cow Disease

Korea was internationally recognized as a “controlled risk” country for bovine spongiform encephalopathy or mad cow disease by the world organization for animal health (OIE). Korea is now in the same level as 33 other countries in the world such as Japan, the United Kingdom […]

In the News: Japanese PM pledges fighting against livestock disease spreads

In the News: Japanese PM pledges fighting against livestock disease spreads

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday vowed to do the utmost to curb the further spread of foot- and-mouth disease that has ravaged livestock in Miyazaki Prefecture, according to local media reports from Japan’s southwestern region. Kan told local farmers that the government is […]

In the News (Vietnam): Livestock industry urged to restructure

In the News (Vietnam): Livestock industry urged to restructure

HCM CITY — Viet Nam should restructure its livestock industry by applying lessons learnt from other countries, an expert has said. “Global consumption of meat, milk and eggs is increasing, with greatest increase in South and Southeast Asian countries,” Andrew Speedy, representative of the United […]

In the News: Korea – Drop in beef imports

In the News: Korea – Drop in beef imports

Korea’s beef imports decreased last year for the first time in five years amid prevailing worries over mad cow disease. The nation imported 197,857 tons of frozen and chilled meat on a customs-cleared basis in 2009, down 11.7 percent from 224,147 tons a year before, […]



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