The Wagyu Breed
Originating in Japan, the Wagyu is an extraordinary breed of cattle. Due to its intense marbling (the fat deposited between muscle fibres), the Wagyu meat is prized the world over for its rich flavour and buttery tenderness.
These cattle produce arguably the finest beef in the world. Wagyu cattle's genetic predisposition yields a beef that contains a higher percentage of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than typical beef.
In 2009 we purchased a small herd of Wagyus from Lord Roborough in Devon. Since then numbers have rapidly increased to over 100. We have 10 pure bred animals, with the others being 50% or 75% Wagyu.
We reguarly import genetic to keep improving the breed, to find the best marbling.
Cows are designed to eat grass so that’s what we feed them! They come in during the winter when they shelter from the inclement weather. During the summer we cut grass and make hay or silage (fermented grass) to feed them on during the wet cold winter.