Rugby Scott Ranch Provisions
A5 Japanese Wagyu Ribeye
Pickup available at Rugby Scott Bonnie Brae Store
Usually ready in 24 hours
Wagyu cattle were first imported into the United States in 1975 when two black and two red bulls were imported by Morris Whitney. In 1989 the Japanese began to reduce their tariffs on imported beef and which encouraged U.S. producers to produce a high quality product for export to Japan.
During the 1990’s there were several importations of Wagyu males and females into the U.S., most were black, but a few red Wagyu were also imported. Wagyu genetics around the world today outside of Japan can be traced to these imports.
Later, in the 1990's the Japanese Government banned further exports of Wagyu genetics (semen, embryos, and live cattle) and declared Wagyu a national living treasure.
Most U.S. production of Wagyu beef was exported to Japan until 2003 when BSE was discovered, Japan and other countries halted further importations of U.S. beef. However, chefs and others were aware of the superior eating quality Wagyu beef offered and the domestic market has greatly expanded.
Taste the Difference
Superior marbling, tenderness and texture
Often sought for its unique flavor due to its barbling. Many describe it as buttery and grassy
Fed on a mixture of forage and grains to ensure signature high marbling