Cattle at a ranch in Takayama that raised livestock for Wagyu beef. File photo: AFP

Wagyu cattle farmer probed over sale of sperm to smuggler for ‘several million yen’

  • Shoddy paperwork by farmer and smuggler blamed for failure of plot to take the pricey cattle’s sperm and fertilised eggs to China
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Cattle at a ranch in Takayama that raised livestock for Wagyu beef. File photo: AFP
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Wagyu is known as the ‘Rolls-Royce of beef’. Photo: AFP

Japanese police arrest man who took Wagyu cattle sperm to China, as demand for ‘Rolls-Royce of beef’ pushes prices up

  • Demand for Wagyu, known as the ‘Rolls-Royce of beef’, is surging and Japanese producers have reported a sharp rise in exports
  • Key to the perfect steak is the perfect marbling – the intramuscular fat that gives Wagyu its silky texture and high price tag
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Wagyu is known as the ‘Rolls-Royce of beef’. Photo: AFP
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