The official launch of the Wagyu Breeders Association (WBA), held near Tetbury, Glocs, Tues 11-Weds 12 November, has been hailed a tremendous success. An informal 'Wagyu & Wine' evening on the Tuesday was followed by the formal launch on the Wednesday with around 100 people in attendance. New and existing breeders, commercial producers, butchers and chefs, as well as members of the wider farming industry and press were treated to a well-rounded programme encompassing: the aims of the new Association; breeding and genetic advances; feeding and rearing together with beef marketing. Finest Wagyu beef was centre-stage on no fewer than three occasions with chefs conjuring up a wealth of mouth-watering delights. Full report and gallery to follow.