Product #: M2205W
Scientific Name: Bos tauras
Country of Origin: Australia$44.00 /LB (minimum: 1 EA)
Hand selected from Crossbred Wagyu animals, raised by the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) that starting raising beef in 1824, when the AACo was established with the assistance of the British Parliament’s Crown Grant of 1,000,000 acres in the Port Stephens area of the Colony of New South Wales. Then in 1831 Shorthorn bulls were imported from England to develop the company herds. By 1850, despite droughts, depressions and some heavy stock losses, the company’s sheep numbers had risen to 114,118; cattle numbers to 8,306; and horse numbers to 1,436. During World War I, from 1914-1918, there was a large labour shortage, especially for wool production, and so the company moved away from sheep to increase their cattle production. Finally at the end of the Second World War, the company became a specialized cattle enterprise and in the 1950’s Santa Gertrudis cattle were introduced to upgrade the Shorthorn herds. In the 1980’s, Braham cattle were introduced to the company’s new land in the Gulf region. By 1990, the Goonoo aggregation was formed and developed in Central Queensland, and in 1994, a 17,500 capacity feedlot was established. Also in 1994, the purchase of a further breeding station, Austral Downs in the Northern Territory, led to specialization of cattle production to maintain high growth rates. Then In 2006, AACo purchased the Westholme herd, signifying a serious move into the Wagyu breed to build on the growing success of the branded beef business. Today, AACo is focused on the production of premium beef products for export and domestic consumption. Our beef feeds more than 1,000,000 people throughout the world every day. A brief note about the difference between Autralian and japanese Waygu beer. the Japanese raised is a fullblood vs the Australian which is crossbred. Despite Australian Wagyu cattle’s bloodlines originating from Japan, they are bred, fed, grown and processed in Australia. While over 95% of Australian Wagyu cattle are crossbred with other breeds. This makes them Crossbred or Purebred Wagyu and the Japanese Wagyu cattle have a pure lineage with no crossbreeding, making them 100% full blood Wagyu. regardless Wayyu beef displays excellent Characteristics including: Marbling - Wagyu is famed for its high levels of marbling. Australian Wagyu beef has large amounts of this intramuscular fat, not quite the same extent as Japanese Wagyu’s marbling, but more than enough to pack the flavor and texture one expects! The Australian beef grading systems are also different from the Japanese grading system.The Meat Standards of Australia, have a marble score from 0 to 9. Australian Wagyu usually gets a 6 or better score while the Japanese Wagyu is graded according to the Japanese Beef Grading System. This system looks at yield from A to C, beef quality from 1 to 5 and a beef marble score from 3 to 12. Texture and size Whilst Australian Wagyu beef is rich and buttery like Japanese Wagyu, there are some differences when it comes to texture and size. Australia’s soils, grasses and climate all make Australian Wagyu beef naturally different to Japanese Wagyu. Australian Crossbred Wagyu are fed for 350 to 450 days, whilst Japanese Wagyu cattle are fed for 600 days or more. The long-fed feeding technique makes Japanese Wagyu more tender and larger in size compared to Australian Wagyu. “Japanese Wagyu is probably twice the size of Australian Wagyu and has a distinctive sweet flavour that comes in through the nose. Despite the differences between Australian Wagyu and Japanese Wagyu, both are delicious, which is why we highly recommend that you try both!
The beef, comprised of world class Wagyu genetics crossed with a proprietary bred animal was developed in Central Queensland, and in 1994, a 17,500 capacity feedlot was established. Later in 1994, the purchase of a further breeding station, Austral Downs in the Northern Territory, led to specialization of cattle production to maintain high growth rates. In 2006, AACo purchased the Westholme herd, signifying a serious move into the Wagyu breed to build on the growing success of the branded beef business. Finally in In 2014, AACo commissioned Livingstone Beef, a state of the art beef processing plant south of Darwin, an integral component to the integrated AACo supply chain and in close proximity to export markets.
AACo is committed to innovative environmental management which protects the resources on which our production systems are based. Our environment and sustainability initiatives are driven by a dedicated and skilled Rangelands team who are committed to best practice and support our people to deliver on environmental compliance.
A 32 ounce tomahawk cut with a Wagyu score of 6-7. This is the most impressive cut of beef available.
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