Originally Posted by centexsmoker
"You cannot raise a mixed Hereford with one of these breeds and call it "Wagyu"here."
I disagree but you live there and should know better than me.
Not looking for a dustup and I'll defer to your local knowledge
I have no problem with a good robust discussion or disagreeing about an issue, and I love to find out when I am wrong.
My intention here is not to see harm done to the image or reputation of a product and industry falsely, and that is what I perceive to be happening.
The USA does not have legal restrictions and legislation on words like "Kobe beef" or "Wagyu" but we do.
I understand how you would be miffed at feeling hard done by, but it is unfair to paint someone else with the same brush when they are doing the hard yards and making a fine product.
Think about this.
The USA exports ZERO "Wagyu" beef to Japan.
Australia is the largest exporter of "Wagyu" beef to Japan and ships more than Japan produces, and ships to many other countries in Europe, Asia and The America's.
I think that alone would give you pause for consideration of your view, no?