A RICH HISTORY OF CATTLE FARMING
Cattle raising begins in Kagawa prefecture with cows used by farmers as beasts of burden (more than 1300 years ago).
When Emperor Meiji lifts the ban on meat eating, farmers in Kagawa start raising their cattle for meat. These exceptionally muscled work animals relax and their meat becomes finely marbled.
THE BIRTHPLACE OF OLIVE CULTIVATION IN JAPAN
Japan’s first olive test cultivations. Imported olive seedlings are planted at three locations around the country but thrive on Shodoshima Island alone.
Cattele farmer Masaki Ishii spends three years finding a way to repurpose the waste product of olive oil.
production-olive pulp-as feed for his animals. He toasts it in the traditional coastal way, drawing out a caramelized sweetness while maintaining the huge amounts of oleic acid that Olive Wagyu is now known for.
Lewis Olive Wagyu, in partnership with Olive Feed Co. & Remesis Australia, becomes Australia’s first and only Olive-fed Wagyu brand – available now to worldwide consumers