- Joined Feb 3, 2011
My cousin recently took on the GM role at the largest Wagyu stud in Australia. An interesting fact that has emerged from the posting is that generally speaking Wagyu as a breed are suffering from inbreeding because the original numbers that came from Japan to Australia and the US were not enough to sustain healthy breeding programmes. The problem was limited by Australia and the US sharing genetics but in the last couple of years it became impossible to not cross breed and as a result they have already started to see "issues". Here in Oz wagyu has only just started to hit it's stride, how popular is it in the states?