In the Minami Satsuma Valley in Kagoshima Prefecture, a small group of 12 Master Wagyu farmers have created the Satsuma Gyu brand. With a deep devotion to animal welfare and producing the highest quality.
Satsuma Wagyu Beef are bred only by Meijin* Wagyu Farmers. Its specially formulated diet, consists of 100% domestically grown agriculture products. The cattle's main source of energy comes from rice plants, which are cultivated on the slopes of Mt Aso in Kumamato Prefecture. Through joint research between the local University, the Wagyu and Rice farmers, they have determined the best types of rice to grow and also the most suitable times of the year to harvest, where the plants are at their most nutritious. The farms also make good use of byproducts from nearby business, such as Sakekasu (by product of Sake Brewery) as feed for their cattles.
Satsuma Gyu is starkly different from the conglomerate style Beef Agriculture in Japan. Representing a new era of Wagyu farming. Here at Meat Co. we are definitely rooting for them!
*(Farmers that have ever won a price at the prestigious National Wagyu Competition)