Ifor's Welsh Wagyu enjoying their daily beer rations supplied by Monty's Brewery based in Hendomen near Montgomery.
Wagyu / Kobe award winning Beef..
World renowned for its superior eating qualities.
Anthea and I were treated to a tour of the 'Ifor's Welsh Wagyu' farm based high up on the hills overlooking Abermule, Powys which lies alongside the River Severn, around 5 miles south of Welshpool.
We were transported in Ifor's 4 seater, 4x4 pickup around the large farm that consists of many hillside fields having wonderful 360 degree expansive views across the Severn valley out towards Welshpool, Abermule and Llandysil villages. Fields of rich grass and clover with grazing sheep, and the world famous Wagyu cattle made great foregrounds for our photos coupled with the far reaching scenic views beyond.
Ifors' Welsh Wagyu - Award winning Beef
NEW Great Taste ***Triple Gold Star Winner 2016 for Short Ribs
Wales True Taste Bronze Award Winner 2011/12
Great Taste ***Triple Gold Star Winner for Welsh Wagyu Fat 2011/12
Great Taste *Gold Star Winner for Rib Eye Steak 2011/12
Great Taste *Gold Star winner for Minute Steak 2011/12
As seen on BBC Countryfile.
Japanese Black Wagyu or Kobe beef provides a superior eating quality compared to all other cattle breeds due to the intense intramuscular fat which develops within the meat. This marbling gives the meat its flavour and juiciness and thus a high market value. In 2006 Ifor imported Japanese Black Wagyu embryos and semen from the acclaimed Australian Westholme Wagyu herd. Their genetics are 100% Wagyu from Japan.
Ifor's Wagyu herd now numbers just below 100 cattle. Ifor explained that the Wagyu breed takes a little longer to mature and be ready for market than more common livestock and they are a smaller breed than the large Beef cattle grown for mass market consumption. The marbled fat streaks contained within the meat allows it to be cooked to perfection keeping its fabulous taste and juiciness right through to the table. Ifor's Welsh Wagyu has featured on the menu of Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa steak house and Heston Blumenthals Hinds Head gastropub as well on the menu of many other leading restaurants.
After our scenic Welsh Wagyu farm tour we were treated to Tea and home made Scones and Jam by Ifor's wife Eira. We had a really lovely afternoon seeing new sights, meeting the Welsh Wagyu cattle and being warmly entertained by Ifor and Eira.