Why Wagyu?

For centuries, the Japanese selected and bred cattle for endurance as a draft animals suitable for long days plowing fields. This translated to selecting animals with superior intramuscularly marbled fat, which produces some of the highest quality beef in the world and exceeds the USDA Standard of Prime. The prized bloodlines of this breed include Japan's original Tajima or Tajiri, Fujiyoshi (Shimane) and Kedaka (Tottori) Bloodlines which are verified by DNA record through the American, Australian and Japanese Registries.

We are honored to offer our customers one of the most nutrient dense meats available. Multiple studies have been conducted to test the health benefits of Full-Blood and American Wagyu Beef which have determined that when compared to Angus Beef both contain more protein, are high in iron and rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which have a world of benefits themselves; specifically Oleic Acid, which is more commonly known as Omega-9. Oleic Acid has been found to raise HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol levels in our bloodstream, which are the good cholesterol molecules that then carry the health destroying LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol out of the bloodstream. Consequently, this reduces the risk of Heart Disease in both males and females which was discovered in a study conducted at Texas A&M.  Further studies have shown that Wagyu beef has higher Oleic Acid levels than Chicken and Salmon, and it is also similar in cholesterol levels of the two according to the breed's American registry, the American Wagyu Association's link HERE.

The University of Wisconsin recently conducted a study that was aimed at finding carcinogenic substances in meat. Through this study, scientists ironically discovered that the marbling fat in Wagyu Beef has anti-cancer properties and battles arteriosclerosis which is the tendency for the arteries to become ‘silted up.’ The higher concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids found in Wagyu contain more CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acids) than Angus beef. CLAs have anti-cancer properties and combat arteriosclerosis.

What makes our beef unique is that it is sourced from a local herd of Full-Blood Wagyu Cattle completely traceable from birth to harvest through Artisan Cattle's Wagyu Beef Program in Ocala, FL. The result, a highly unique flavor profile in each animal that makes the ultimate sacrifice for our bodies' nourishment. With their impeccable taste, the beef connoisseur in your life can appreciate this delicacy and experience the difference of harvest season and lineage. 

Bite into the healthiest beef you can find! Experience the succulence of our Full-Blood and High Percentage Cross Wagyu beef, pasture raised from birth to harvest by Artisan Cattle on lush pastures in sunny Marion County, Florida free of ANY antibiotics or growth promoting hormones. That's the Artisan Way!

 

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