We strive to breed the ultimate Wagyu animal and to improve the Wagyu breed as a whole outside Japan. Knowledge of the genome and improvements in genomic testing is rapidly changing the information that can be utilized for making cattle breeding decisions.
Through the use of genomic testing data, phenotype data and progeny data, we are able to make decisions regarding which sires and dams to use in breeding.
Through the active use of embryo transfer and artificial insemination technologies, we are able to rapidly improve the herd by replicating the best animals.
75% of our expected 2016 calves are from embryos transferred into recipient cows. 20% are from artificial insemination breeding. Only 5% are from natural breeding. This substantial use of embryo transfer technology and artificial insemination technology is allowing us to create rapid improvement in our Wagyu herd.
We strive to improve beef quality in the already supremely high quality Wagyu breed in terms of both healthfulness and eating quality. With our breeding decisions we target improvements in total marbling, the fineness of marbling, meat fiber tenderness and a lower melting point of marbling fat.
We understand that the best herd sires are yet to come, and will be produced through the wise choosing of sires and dams that have the best chance of providing DNA that will generate higher quality offspring.