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Blog posts tagged 'Purebred Wagyu':


Crowd Cow's 2018 Tech Impact Award - Seattle Business Magazine (Acceptance Speech)

September 25th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,734 times • 1 min read

The Tech Impact Awards recognize companies in Washington state that are using technology to have a significant impact on business, industry or society. This year, 17 companies out of over 100 entries were selected as finalists, and Crowd Cow took home an award in the Consumer/Retail category. Here is the full text of my acceptance speech. Crowd Cow started three-and-a-half years ago when a friend came to the office one day saying "I'm so...

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The Difference between Purebred and Fullblood Wagyu

September 4th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 35,397 times • 2 min read

Raw Wagyu from Pacific Rogue Cattle Company So what's the deal with Wagyu? The word itself means "Japanese cow" and is the name given to cattle breeds developed in Japan. There are four breeds of Japanese cattle that can be called Wagyu, but the Kuroge-washu breed, or Japanese Black, stands apart for its genetic predisposition to create finely grained marbling. The Kuroge-washu breed comprises 90% of cattle in Japan. Other than its...

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Why is "Kobe Beef" so famous?

November 7th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 98,883 times • 8 min read

And what are you missing out on if it's the only brand of Japanese beef you know? The term “Kobe Beef” is one of the most famous — almost mythical -- terms in the world of food. It’s also one of the most misunderstood and misused. Outside of Japan, the phrase “Kobe Beef” has become almost synonymous with “Japanese beef” or “Wagyu”, but it's not that simple. Let's break it down. Wagyu = "Japanese beef" Wagyu is just a word that means...

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Understand our beef at a glance

August 18th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 5,273 times • 1 min read

We want to help you explore the wide variety of flavors, cuts, grasses, grains, and regions that make beef and ranching in the 21st century so gloriously diverse. That requires understanding our beef and farm offerings at a glance! What do the cows eat? What breed are they? Where’s the ranch? To that end, we’ve made a few changes to our event pages. Underneath each farm name, you’ll now see: The feed type The breed of cattle ...

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Myths & Facts: Japanese and American Wagyu

July 11th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 146,838 times • 4 min read

We've been writing extensively about A5 Wagyu to give you some background on the Japanese beef and its well-earned reputation for rich marbling. One thing that’s become increasingly evident in the course of our research and travels to Japan is the fact that there’s a scary amount of myths out there about A5 Wagyu from Japan. So we thought we’d do some mythbusting. Myth: Wagyu is banned in the U.S. Fact: It's true that Wagyu DNA and...

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