What is Miyazaki Beef??
100% Imported From Japan w/ Birth Certificate
Miyazaki Beef is 100% purebred Japanese Wagyu from the Miyachiku co-op. The name of the breed of cow that is used by Miyachiku is Kuroge Washu, also known as "Japanese Black". It is one of four Wagyu breeds that exist today, Kuroge being the largest of the four cattle breeds. It was not until September of 2012 that Japanese Wagyu was permitted in the states. The Miyachiku co-op is located in the Miyazaki Prefecture of Japan. A Japanese Prefecture is similar to a state or province. The Miyazaki Prefecture is the 2nd largest producer of Japanese Black cattle, and only the highest quality cattle from this region can be dubbed "Miyazakigyu". In 2007, this class of cow boasted the "Champion Cow" of the "Wagyu Olympics," and the fame is gradually gaining momentum. It’s beautiful color is one of its attractive factors. In official sumo, it is custom to present the champion sumo wrestler with one Miyazaki cow. Miyazaki prefecture is the only region in Japan that raises cattle by their breeds and biological types. For the past 10 years, Miyazaki has produced the highest quality beef in Japan, even higher than Kobe. Miyazaki Wagyu is not Kobe. Kobe beef is a Tajima strain of Wagyu Cattle and produced in the Hyogo Prefecture