The Japanese Wagyu beef industry: current situation and future prospects — A review

@article{Gotoh2018TheJW,
  title={The Japanese Wagyu beef industry: current situation and future prospects — A review},
  author={T. Gotoh and T. Nishimura and K. Kuchida and H. Mannen},
  journal={Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={31},
  pages={933 - 950}
}
In Japan, Wagyu cattle include four Japanese breeds; Black, Brown, Shorthorn, and Polled. Today, the renowned brand name Wagyu includes not only cattle produced in Japan, but also cattle produced in countries such as Australia and the United States. In recent years, the intramuscular fat percentage in beef (longissimus muscle) from Japanese Black cattle has increased to be greater than 30%. The Japanese Black breed is genetically predisposed to producing carcass lipids containing higher… Expand
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