What is American Wagyu Beef?
LET'S START AT THE BEGINNING Wagyu is the breed. It means Japanese cattle. It was made famous in the Kobe region of Japan.
THERE ARE THREE MAJOR JAPANESE WAGYU BRANDS Matsusaka Ushi - raised in and around Matsusaka city in Mie prefecture. Kobe Beef - raised in Kobe city area of Hyogo prefecture. Ohmi Beef - raised in Shiga prefecture.
PLACES VERSUS PRODUCT Worldwide these brands, along with others, are commonly referred to as Kobe... ...much like sparkling white whine is commonly known as Champange.
WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM THE BEEF THAT WE KNOW? Wagyu beef is highly marbled and considered a delicacy. It is typically sold by the ounce, thinly sliced, and eaten in small portions.
SNAKE RIVER FARMS STORY We maintain purebred Wagyu cow and bull herds from renowned Japanese bloodlines. These imported cattle are the foundation of our Snake River Farms program. We have been improving our herd since 1989.
WHAT IS AMERICAN WAGYU BEEF? These purebred Wagyu are crossed with traditional beef cattle breeds to create American Wagyu Beef. The result is a perfect blend of famous Wagyu buttery marbling and the robust beef flavor that American beef is known for. It is the best of both worlds.