Best Cattle Breeds
Wagyu beef cattle
Wagyu are a Bos Taurus breed of cattle native to Japan. Their elite, predictable performance is strongly linked to the intense selection pressure placed on the breeding herd. The beef from Wagyu is recognized around the world as the best you can eat. The meat is fine textured, incredibly tender and has high levels of marbling (intra-muscular fat).
Holstein beef cattle
The Holstein in Australia has not traditionally been used as a beef animal, yet the Japanese experience clearly shows that it is the perfect base dam breed to cross with Wagyu, to efficiently produce high quality beef.
The company has developed a large-scale cattle-breeding program using Wagyu and Holstein genetics under the business "Dairy Beef Alliance". It also runs a purebred breeding program. The company uses Wagyu sires, selected on the basis of extensive progeny testing (over forty years), to breed large numbers of feeder cattle that are fed in company-controlled feedlots. Semen from the Wagyu sires is supplied to contract dairy farmers who use it to inseminate their Holstein cows. The resultant progeny are collected from the dairy farms at seven days of age and moved to dedicated calf-rearing facilities. Through ongoing training programs, the company is educating Australian farmers to correctly feed and manage these cattle from birth to slaughter. At all stages of the production chain, cattle are managed in accordance with strict quality assurance protocols developed by the company.
The company has an export licence and currently exports its beef throughout Asia and the Middle East. Security Foods' Wagyu Beef will be found on the menu of Australia's leading restaurants.
The company has placed great emphasis on developing strategic industry alliances that now include:
- A network of breeders, calf rearers, grower farms, feedlotters, feed suppliers, transporters and meat processors.
- A support group of animal scientists, nutritionists and veterinarians.
- Seed stock producers.
- Domestic and overseas customers.