Margaret River Premium Meat Exports is a vertically integrated Wagyu beef business. We produce premium branded "Margaret River Wagyu Beef" and export it to many countries. Commencing business at Cowaramup in 2003, the company now owns the largest herd of purebred Wagyu in Western Australia and employs a network of farmers throughout the South West who manage the breeding, backgrounding and feeding of the Wagyu cattle.
The Margaret River Wagyu Beef herd is derived from The Japanese Black Wagyu, Tajima bloodline. The herd has been built up over many years of crossbreeding to the point where the majority of breeding cows are Purebred Wagyu (97% Wagyu genetics) and all bulls used are Full Blood (100% Wagyu genetics)
There are four breeds of Wagyu: Japanese Black (黒毛和種, Kuroge Washu), Japanese Brown (赤毛和種, Akage Washu), Japanese Polled (無角和種, Mukaku Washu), and Japanese Shorthorn (日本短角和種, Nihon Tankaku Washu). Strains of Japanese Black include Tottori, Tajima, Shimane and Okayama.
Margaret River Premium Meat Exports have chosen the South West Region of Western Australia as the preferred location for their Wagyu herd. The Southwest region is prime Agricultural land with reliable rainfall and moderate climate. The region has good infrastructure, is close to processing facilities, ports and a major grain growing region from which stock feed is sourced. Most importantly, the region is free of all exotic animal diseases. The clean green status of the region is essential for producing Margaret River Wagyu Beef.
The herd is spread across eleven separate farms throughout the region and each farm is managed according to its land type, carrying capacity and location. Some farms are suited to breeding and some to growing and fattening stock.
Adopting sustainable farming practices is core to our enterprise. Based on values of care, respect and responsibility Margaret River Premium Meat Exports adopts three key principles.
We have a very simple guideline when it comes to the welfare of our cattle. "Every day should be like Christmas day" That means they must be cared for, sheltered and fed every day as if it was Christmas day. This is essential.