Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products

The livestock industry in Aomori is concentrated in the Kennan region. It is one of the major industries in conjunction with rice, fruits, and vegetable production.

With special attention and care given to the rearing methods, the livestock in Aomori enjoys the benefits of the perfectly clear air, pure water, and rich green land. The popularity of Aomori livestock products is increasing. One example is the high-quality brand wagyu beef such as the Kuraishigyu. Another example is the unique Garlic Pork, which is meat from pigs that were fed the local specialty garlics. Finally, the Aomori Shamrock chicken with its deep flavor has gained attention with media coverage in recent years.

Eggs from Aomori are known for their freshness. Produced in the cool climate of the northern prefecture, the streamlined large-scale operation makes it possible to ship the eggs, under refrigeration, to metropolitan areas, while maintaining freshness.

Aomori is also proud of their dairy products. Aomori dairy farmers are particularly careful with the health management of the cattle, which goes as far as soil quality management. This allows for the production of quality milk. The milk is distributed across Japan and the prefecture, to stores and schools, and some is processed into products such as yogurt.

Beef

Beef

The worldwide enthusiasm for Japanese food has increased the popularity of quality “wagyu.” Raised in the rich natural environment, beef cattle in Aomori are fed... more

Pork

Pork

Aomori is one of the leading prefectures for pig farming in Japan. With special care and consideration going into rearing methods and quality, the pork... more

Chicken

Chicken

Since 1955, broiler chicken farming has increased in Japan. Chicken farming in Aomori has been supported by great demand for chicken meat. Though facing some... more

Horse Meat

Horse Meat

Aomori has a long history of horse meat production in the Kennan region and horse meat has long been a part of the local cuisine.... more

Eggs

Eggs

Japan is one of the largest consumers of eggs in the world. Eggs from Aomori are known for their freshness. Produced in the cool climate... more

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

Dairy farming in Aomori began in the early Meiji period (1868~1912) with market milk production. In the Showa period (1926~1989), the Dairy Cattle Improvement Association... more


Antenna Shops

Many products including agricultural products, marine products, and artisanal goods are sold at antenna shops in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

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