More Japanese livestock farmers using feed rice

Business Nov 27, 2017

More Japanese livestock farmers using feed rice

While consumption of rice has been declining in Japan, the use of feed rice is on the rise, giving added value to livestock products in some regions. An increasing number of farmers are switching from imported fodder such as corn to domestic rice as feed ...

Hokkaido sheep farmer feeds flock on asparagus

National Jan 21, 2016

Hokkaido sheep farmer feeds flock on asparagus

Sheep farmer Takanori Nishikawa, from Bibai, Hokkaido, is finding growing demand for premium lamb and mutton raised on asparagus. Nishikawa, 46, is not a farmer by birth. He owns a construction company inherited from his father. He had no experience of animal husbandry when eight ...