Country of Origin: Australia
Tajima is the most famous of all Wagyu bloodlines. Originating from the Hyogo prefecture, these black cattle were used to pull carts and ploughs so they developed larger forequarters and lighter hindquarters.
They are generally smaller-framed with slower growth rates but produce excellent meat quality with large eye muscle and superior marbling. They are thought to be ideal for the production of F1 cattle. The Tajima bloodlines are generally regarded as producing the best quality meat in all of Japan.
Tajima Wagyu... The breeding program
Selected Holstein females are artificially inseminated with selected fullblood Tajima Wagyu sires. The resulting progeny are collected from the dairy farms at seven days of age and moved to dedicated calf-rearing facilities. The calves are later moved to an accredited feedlot where they are fed a Japanese designed ration for a minimum of 500 days.