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Saturated vs Unsaturated Fat
Grass Fed vs Grain Fed
Which is better?
Beef that has high Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) have positive health benefits as well as being identified by taste tests with more juiciness, tenderness and flavour. It is well documented that Wagyu has high levels of MUFA.
Beef that is high MUFA also has a lower melting point than that of Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA). Melting points of fat is important as it effects the perception of Juiciness in beef. It is now known that if you depress the Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) gene by pasture feeding cattle it can decrease the synthesis of MUFA.
So if you want to promote marbling in beef which will improve the healthfulness and juiciness by promoting the production of oleic acid in marbling and other fat depots, you will be better off by grain feeding them rather than grass feeding them. For more detailed information please read the paper by Stephen Smith for Texas A & M University on Marbling.Current Breeding Programs at Kuro Kin Wagyu
In Australian feed lots that feed Wagyu, one of the biggest issues they face is feedlot space. Currently at Kuro Kin Wagyu 140 Fullblood females have recently been AI’d to leading genetics in our autumn program.
The fundamentals behind our breeding principles are:
• Growth (and now sourcing genetics with known Residual Feed Intake)
• Diversity with low inbreeding coefficients
• Minimal genetic diseases
These fundamental principles we believe are addressing the requirements for Australian feedlots that are feeding crossbred and Fullblood Wagyu today and into the future.
See some of the evidence below of our breeding principles: There are three types of heifers the same age - pink tags are Fullblood Wagyu; yellow tag (middle heifer) Angus; and orange tag (background) F1.Feed lot data critical for genetic evaluation
Thanks to the generous donation of feedback data from feedlots we supply, we have been able to collate over 4000 records of Kuro Kin Wagyu carcase performance data.
This data has been used by Kuro Kin Wagyu for the last 6 years to determine our genetic selection process. The Australian Wagyu Association also uses this data in the Wagyu Collaborative Genetics Research Project.
We invite all of our clients to send us your feedback on bulls supplied by Kuro Kin Wagyu. This information will be treated confidentially and will be submitted (with permission) to Wagyu Breedplan.Visit our website: www.kurokinwagyu.com.au
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