Buccs, we are not allowed to produce full blood Wa-gyu cattle here. The limitations put on the introduction of the original genetic material is that it could only be bred to female Angus. The Japanese did not allow full blood stock to enter the U.S. except for highly controlled breeding.
We should stop using the term Kobe, but, then again, we use the term Champagne, Brie, Cheddar, Belgian and Chianti with little regard to International laws as it is.
By the way, I would get the best grade beef I could afford, and not worry about Angus or Hereford. I can still remember my uncle getting upset, he somehow knew he was served Angus, he said 'we are Hereford people, that is what we eat'.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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