That is what we have been hearing! Thank you.High-grade wagyu can cost up to $200 per pound. The rarest steak in the world, olive wagyu, can cost anywhere from $120 to over $300 for a steak. Wagyu calves can be 40 times the price of US cattle. The adult cows can sell for as much as $30,000.Jan 7, 2021
Just doing research now!What is the purpose of the purchase? Is this an animal you are going to raise and feed out for butcher? Is this going to be a breeding animal? That would be the first thing... breeding stock would be a whole different ball game than one you were going to raise to eat. And are you aware of the time needed to raise one to butcher as they grow slower and to get the quality meat that costs so much, the feeding requirements are different.
I don't have them, they seems to be well received for selling for beef, but you have to know how to finish them right to get the best quality....and yes @Jeanne - Simme Valley is right... it is a very specialized market.
First off, WELCOME to Cattle Forum!What can I expect to pay for a 100% Wagu calf?
And a very strict feeding program and processing. Not to be picky, but if you’re buying a “Wagu” you better ask a lot of questions and walk out the door. It’s “Wagyu”. Make sure you know what you’re getting....It is a unique market. Do not think you will get those prices just "because" you buy something labeled Wagyu.
It takes great marketing.
This makes sense. My daughter just got back from visiting friends in that area. She told me it is exploding with growth and mostly with young people that are making more money than they know what to do with.
- Seguin, TX
- We are seeing strong demand for Wagu in the San Antonio / Austin area.
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