Wagyu around the World - Italy

GIF file for Hirashiget WG045 promoting semen from Wagyu-Gentics on Wagyu International

Ferdinand Borletti (1888-1977) was the last of seven Map of Italy showing Wagyu breedersbrothers from Milan and co-founder of la Rinascente and Standa department stores. He bought the estate Ca'Negra from a noble Venetian family - Baron Franchetti - to diversify from retail. Logo of Wagyu Ca'Negra

His son Mario (1920-1988) and engineer - who had been a naval officer during the war - was progressive and grew the business. Stephen, his son born in 1944, inherited the company and the farm of 500 hectares which straddles the provinces of Venice and Rovigo south of Venice. Conditions favour the cultivation of maize, alfalfa, soy, wheat and sugar beet. Crop rotations were practised in order to reduce dependence on chemicals and minimise the build up of pests and plant diseases.

Pure Wagyu embryos were imported from Mazda Wagyu International and Belltree. Since September Photo of calf at Ca'Negra Wagyu2009, Wagyu beef has been produced under the same techniques used in Japan and some live Wagyu were imported from Belgium. Grain production adopts sustainable practices that respect the environment and livestock products are certified "Organismi Geneticamente Modificati" (GMO) free. Capacity was increased to 1,100 head with housing in barns.

Ca'Negra Vanezia produce is available through Macelleria Maseroni.

Another generation has become involved in the business and brothers Ferdinando and Andrea Borletti visited Australia in 2013 to the origins of their Wagyu herd. With land limitations in Italy, they have established sources of fullblood Wagyu beef to import to supply the high-end restaurants in Switzerland and Italy.

Semen & Embryos accredited for export to Italy and EU:

NAME OF ANIMAL COL'R CONTACT
Goorambat DoubleSixty K473 Black Goorambat Wagyu
Goorambat Mr Marble K483 Black Goorambat Wagyu
Goorambat Terutani F145 Black Goorambat Wagyu
GWG 1010 Kinuyasudoi Black German Wagyu Academy
GWG 1027 Hikoshigefuji Black German Wagyu Academy
GWG 1108 Itoshigenami Black German Wagyu Academy
Hirashiget WG045 Black Wagyu-Genetics
IWG Itomoritayasu 107 Black Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Judo 79Z Red Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Kimifuku 117 Black Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Rueshaw 74Z Red Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Umemaru 69Z Red Idaho Wagyu Genetics
Kalanga Red Star C402 Red Bald Ridge Wagyu
Lake Wagyu C87 (+ sexed) Black Lake Wagyu
Ohanasaki Brilliant Black Wagyu Ireland
Sumo Michifuku K430 Black Goorambat Wagyu
Trent Bridge F115 Black Wagyu International
Echigo Farms Maifuku ♂
Goorambat H284 ♀
Black Goorambat Wagyu
Irish Kobe Fuji ♂
Ohanasaki Breda ♀
Black Wagyu Ireland
Goorambat DoubleSixty K473 ♂
Goorambat K552
Black Goorambat Wagyu
IWG Itomoritayasu 107 ♂
IWG Ms Kimifuku 022X ♀
Black Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Itomoritayasu 107 ♂
Ms CHR Kitaguni 245T♀
Black Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Kimifuku 117 ♂
IWG Ms Itoshigenami 023X ♀
Black Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Rueshaw ♂
Coates Tsuki ♀
Red Idaho Wagyu Genetics
IWG Umemaru ♂
Coates Taiyo ♀
Red Idaho Wagyu Genetics
Lake Wagyu C87 ♂
Lake Wagyu E008 ♀
Black Lake Wagyu
Lake Wagyu C87 ♂
Moyhu H130 ♀
Black Lake Wagyu
SPL Yojimbo Mr Shou 05 ♂
Ohanasaki Breda ♀
Black Wagyu Ireland
SPL Yojimbo Mr Shou 05 ♂
Ohanasaki Harriet ♀
Black Wagyu Ireland

References

Tenuta Ca'Negra website