Story: Beef farming

Wagyu cow and calf (2nd of 3)

Wagyu cow and calf

Wagyu cattle were bred in Japan to produce very high-quality meat. They are pure black, like Angus cattle, but are smaller and have horns. This is the first Wagyu calf born in New Zealand from a Wagyu cow. In 1991 a Wagyu calf had been born here as a result of an embryo transplant. This cow was imported soon after, and the calf was born in 1992.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/4788/26
Photograph by Ray Pigney

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Robert Peden, 'Beef farming - Exotic cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008