The Japanese Cattle industry has been undergoing major changes for the past three decades. During the 1950's and 1960's mechanized power rapidly. The process of beef industry structure change accelerated in the 1970's as medium scale feedlots came into being, regional packing plants were established, and the beef marketing system matured. Economic forces, both within and external to the industry. A major objective of this book is to test the authors’ hypothesis that beef production by Japan's cattle industry could become competitive with imported beef.

part Part I|42 pages

Industry Structure and Dietary Patterns: Introduction to Complex Interrelationships

chapter 2|28 pages

Dietary Patterns and Beef Consumption

part Part II|66 pages

Cattle Production in Japan: Historical Perspective and Current Situation

chapter 3|14 pages

Livestock Industry Structure

chapter 4|15 pages

Cattle Feeds and Feedstuffs

chapter 5|17 pages

Cattle Prices and Grades

chapter 6|16 pages

Production Costs and Returns

part Part III|68 pages

Technological Change in Japan: Scenarios to 2010

chapter 7|21 pages

Technological Change: Today and the Future

chapter 8|15 pages

Impact of Technological Change

chapter 9|16 pages

Supply and Demand Side Scenarios