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I have been doing some research on the wagyu line and found that farmers tend to feed that type of cattle a sake mash. Does anyone have any info on this? What does this mash consist of? and how much of it is fed?

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firsttimer2":1vrtwujf said:
I have been doing some research on the wagyu line and found that farmers tend to feed that type of cattle a sake mash. Does anyone have any info on this? What does this mash consist of? and how much of it is fed?

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SAKE is a Japaneese Rice Wine.
Very doubtful that you will find a reliable supply of the mash in the U.S. of A.
do a google search and there is much more information. "sake"
 
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Do you think a barley mash (from beer) could be substituted for rice mash? Dairy farmers in my area use to use it for feed until the local brewery was closed.
 

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CB":23rvw3b2 said:
Do you think a barley mash (from beer) could be substituted for rice mash? Dairy farmers in my area use to use it for feed until the local brewery was closed.

It would work well. But

Where will you find it if the local brewery is closed.
 

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CB":1jp96ls6 said:
Well if there is brewery in his area is what I meant.

Sorry. My mistake. If there is a brewery in his area and there is any amt of feeding going on in the area, probaly someone already has it contracted.
It's worth a try though.
 
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Hello from Australia, just to put you straight the use of sake mash is most probably due to convenience, there are A few feedlots over here who specialise in long feeding wagyu for the Japanese market & to my knowledge none use any grain byproducts. They are all very secretive about their ration . The ration changes as the animal develops & the marbling attributes of the wagyu are harnessed,.the feeding can take up to 600 days usually 400-500 , The ration I have seen fed to the wagyu cattle I sold to a feeder is very high in fibre & low in grain to get A gradual weight gain without laying on external fat,about .8kg/day is normal.The meat is A whole new ballgame though & is unique in flavour albeit A bit expensive. All the best
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Tully
Australia
 
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