: Classifieds : MyJU :
Stories: News
Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

Mad cow disease deals second blow to beef industry

Date Posted: 2001-11-29

The second case of dairy cattle becoming infected with mad cow disease was discovered on Nov. 21 in Hokkaido, dealing yet another negative blow to Okinawa’s beef industry. The discovery again sparked fear amongst consumers and shocked a market that was just beginning to recover from the last hit suffered as a result of the disease. Cattle breeders in Ishigaki could not hide their shock since the auction price, which had been rising in November, is apparently in for a second crash. Despite a series of assurances by authorities that all beef comes to market only after a strict inspection, the breeders were bordering on desperation as they had been expecting higher prices prior to the approaching New Year’s season. Meanwhile, the owner of a local yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant was at loss as to what to do next, since he said sales had already decreased by 40 percent as compared to last year’s figures. He said that his restaurant had started offering fish meals instead of beef and that he had also been forced to cut back his staff’s working hours.

Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

weather currency health and beauty restaurants Yellowpages JU Blog

OkistyleOkistyleJU Facebook

Go to advertising PDF?||?|o?L?qAE?|?}?OA?N?ga`OkiStyle?A??q?qM?oeu^?I`??N?gX?<eth>?<ETH>?ni^?IWanted!!Golden Kings ScheduleOkiNightSeeker