A brief explanation of traceability and the role of genetics in the selection process.
Japan is one of the countries that have mastered the art of traceability when it comes to livestock production. All animals' genetics are traced back generations on databases accessible by anyone. All this comes to show that the producers of Wagyu in Japan have been studying genetics for a long, long, long time. Genetics are also taken it into serious consideration when inspecting carcasses prior to auctions.
When a selector in a Wagyu auction purchases a carcass, they aren't only looking at the grade. They are also looking at the genetic line, amongst other aspects such as how many months the animal was raised, where it was raised, by whom it was raised, etc.
The genetic lines will show that the carcass will have harder or softer meat, lighter or stronger taste, leaner or more marbled round, and many other factors. The age of the animal gives an idea of the melting point. And that’s just the tip of it all.
We work with selectors that have been evaluating and selecting carcasses for generations to offer our customers the best available Wagyu!
In case you'd like to learn more about our for our export operations, and distribution across EU and US, feel free to reach out to us and we'll be happy to discuss further!