The difference between 2Sisters Ranch Wagyu, Kobe Beef, and American Wagyu.
a brief history of wagyu
The Wagyu breed originated in Japan and was used for labor in the fields for 2000 years. Their drought resistance and tough work abilities contributed to the creation of the ultimate marbled and best tasting meat in the world. They were not used for meat until the mid 1800’s and today are known throughout the world for their incredible marbling and great taste.
our fullblood wagyu vs kobe beef
2Sisters Ranch cattle are identical to Kobe beef cattle in that they contain all the same Japanese genetics. The one difference is that only beef that is produced in the Hyogo Prefecture in Japan can be called Kobe beef. Our herd has 100% Japanese genetics that trace back to the original importations from Japan.
You will often see the term “American Wagyu” or just “Wagyu” on menus or in stores. This term is mostly used for cross bred cattle, most commonly Angus crossed with Wagyu and primarily finished in high volume commercial feed lots. Our cattle are certified Fullblood Wagyu because they are bred with 100% pure Japanese genetics and nothing else.