Sourced from Woodview Farms:
Farmer, Brian Angus from Woodview farm in the Free State province of South Africa started exploring the opportunities of this unique breed of cattle in the 1990Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s. He was on an Angus conference tour in the USA when he first heard of these unique Wagyu cattle.
His fascination with this imperial breed of cattle was born. At this point no other farmer in Africa had any Wagyu genetics and Brian started by importing genetics from the Japanese breeder himself, Shogo Takeda. Being the first Wagyu breeder in South Africa came with its own challenges and trial and error. Today Brian is the leading Wagyu breeder with world class genetics that has been selected and bred into the Woodview herd. Over his many years he has become known South AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wagyu godfatherÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Not all Wagyu is created equal and it is BrianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s keen sense of precision cattle breeding that has made Woodview Wagyu genetics world class. Only the best genetics and superior stock has ensured that only top-quality and well marbled Wagyu cattle qualify as Woodview Wagyu.