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US trade progress in Asia

US makes trade progress in Asia

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat industry is celebrating this week following two major announcements on trade in Asia.

Poultry market driven by Asian growth

Asia driving global poultry growth

By Aidan Fortune

With poultry predicted to become the most consumed meat in the world in the next few years, where will this growth come from?

Japanese meat producers are stepping up to meet Indonesian demand

Japan beef supplies to Indonesia on the rise

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Japanese eateries are expanding in Indonesia as the appetite for beef rises among south-east Asia’s most populous country’s growing middle class.

Japan could be the next country to bring in UK beef

Japan eyes UK beef following BSE ban lift

By Ashley Williams

Japan is one of the major international meat markets turning its attention towards UK beef after government officials conducted several abattoir inspections across the nation last week.

Masaki Ishii was inspired to add olive lees to his herd’s feed on Shodoshima island

Japanese beef pioneer creates olive-fed wagyu industry

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Wagyu beef produced from olive-fed cattle on a remote island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea is experiencing exponential demand at home and abroad, thanks to its healthy fats and ‘umami’ (savoury) flavour.

Japan becomes biggest US export market

Japan becomes biggest US export market

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Japan is now the United States’ leading export market for beef, in value and volume, and largest market for pork exports in value, according to 2017 trade data released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Keyakizaka beef has been developed in response to growing demand for wagyu

Tokyo businesses tackle wagyu shortage

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

A hotel and farm in Tokyo have teamed up to raise wagyu cattle on superfoods in response to rising demand for low-fat, locally-sourced wagyu amid a shortage of wagyu producers.