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USSEC Japan Provides Technical Support to Key Japanese Pork Producers

USSEC Japan consultant Katsufumi Maekawa recently visited a key pork producer to provide technical support regarding pork production and costs.  Mr. Maekawa discussed feed quality and nutrition at Komaksusa Farm in Hachimantai, Japan.  The farm plans to double its operation and will send a representative to USSEC’s first feed training at the University of Illinois in August.

Mr. Maekawa also presented an in-house nutrition workshop at Ark Farm Inc. in Ichinoseki, Japan.  This producer likewise aims to double its operation and asked Mr. Maekawa to discuss topics such as how to read feed labels and the importance of amino acids with its staff.  A second workshop is planned for June.