As you may know, the Japanese Registry Association conducts a national “Wagyu Olympics” show every five years. This famous event showcases the very best of Japan’s Wagyu livestock, carcases and beef and attracts over 250,00 visitors. The National Exhibition aims to provide livestock farmers throughout Japan with an opportunity to compete in qualitative improvement of “wagyu” breeds. The 11th National Exhibition is to be held at Sendai-shi in Miyagi prefecture during five days from September 7, 2017. 517 head of “wagyu” cattle, the largest number ever, are expected to participate in the Exhibition, named “Miyagi-Zenkyo (national competition),” from 39 prefectures in the country. Feeders of these beef cattle aim to win the national championship at the 2017 final competition in the Miyagi prefecture. The national championship of the Miyagi-Zenkyo will enable the winner to claim the “Number One Wagyu in Japan” and market to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Australian Wagyu Association has arranged a tour of Japan during 30 August to 13 September to include the Miyagi-Zenkyo Wagyu Olympics plus explore Wagyu production and processing in Japan, while immersing the delegates in the unique Japanese culture. Places for the “Exploring Wagyu origins, breeding and markets” tour are strictly limited with no guarantees beyond the 7 July closing date. This is Japan’s holiday season, accommodation is in high demand and bookings are running out. Our reservations cannot be held beyond 7 July and there are only 15 places remaining available.
For further information and the registration form please see http://www.wagyu.org.au/japanese-wagyu-trade-mission/.
For all those who are serious about a longer term future in the Wagyu industry this tour will provide a unique opportunity to experience the original and current Japanese Wagyu production and view latest Japanese genetics, providing real and lasting value to your Wagyu businesses.