Jun 2, 2016

Japan suspends Australian cattle imports over infection

Japan has temporarily suspended live cattle imports from Australia after “some” cows were found to have a gastrointestinal disease, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The infected animals arrived in Japan by air and tested positive for Johne’s disease, also known as paratuberculosis, while in ...

For rancher near Fukushima, tending herd is act of defiance

Mar 10, 2016

For rancher near Fukushima, tending herd is act of defiance

Since the 2011 meltdowns ended their future as prized black wagyu beef, a rancher near the Fukushima nuclear power plant has given his cattle a new mission: They’ve become protesters. Defying both government evacuation and slaughter orders, 62-year-old Masami Yoshizawa returned to his ranch ...

Jun 12, 2015

Dairy cow in major exporter Ireland's County Louth may have BSE

Ireland, Europe’s second-largest beef exporter, found a suspected case of mad cow disease in a dairy cow in County Louth. Tests are being taken to confirm whether the 5-year-old animal had mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, according to ...

'Super grass' suppresses greenhouse emissions

Nov 8, 2013

'Super grass' suppresses greenhouse emissions

Researchers from Japan and Colombia have developed a “super pasture grass” enabling suppression of greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing cattle breeding. The researchers discovered an inhibitor called brachialactone, released from the roots of a tropical grass, that can minimize greenhouse gas emissions from soil ...

Execs held for bilking cattle investors

Jun 18, 2013

Execs held for bilking cattle investors

The president and two other former executives of failed cattle outfit Agura Bokujo are arrested for allegedly soliciting investors based on misleading information before the operation went under in 2011.