Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Outstanding Wagyu of Japan

July 25, 2013

Renowned Japanese researcher Kenichi Ono has written a definitive series of books roughly translated as “100 Greatest Wagyu in Japan.”* I first hunted down his authoritative books during my visit to Japan’s 9th Zenkyo** in 2007. Ono has now published four volumes covering many of the most well known and highly regarded Wagyu cattle, both […]

Comparison of Feeding Systems Shows Hay-Finishing Could Be Sustainable Alternative to High-Concentrate Fattening

July 23, 2013

With this epic drought in the Southwest and feed prices jumping up every season, we thought this research paper was of interest. It shows a potential solution for bringing producer costs down, nudging the consumer price down, and reducing environmental costs. By using a “high-hay” feeding program (See Image below), the result was a product […]

Research Shows: Composition of Fatty Acids in Beef Determine the Desired “Umami” of Wagyu Beef

July 23, 2013

According to this research paper out of Australia, the “lustre, texture and properties” that are so desired by those consumers purchasing Wagyu beef across the world come from the beef’s specific fat composition. The Japanese fat had considerably less saturated and more unsaturated fatty acids resulting in much higher unsaturated/saturated ratios (1.9) compared with the […]

Announcement: Lone Mountain Fullblood Wagyu Production Sale Set for May 17th, 2014

July 22, 2013

It is with great pleasure that we announce to our community that we have set the date for our all-female production sale to be held in Albuquerque, NM, on May 17th, 2014. Introductory information follows, and stay tuned for more updates… Click Below for Enlarged PDF….