Wagyu around the World - Spain

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Patxi Garmendia introduced Wagyu to Spain. Born and raised on a farm in Bergara in Gipuzkoa, he grew up Map of Spainwith an appreciation for working with nature. He left his three brothers so that he could raise partridges which needed a drier climate. He started in Burgos in a small home in the mountains and built up the business with one worker to almost 200 over 20 years.

Having become the largest supplier of pheasants in Europe, he set a new goal in 2005 to produce the best beef. Surprisingly, he discovered Wagyu beef in Argentina and then sourced semen from Australia which had originated in Japan to start his herd. Wagyu cows on pasture in Spain

Production within a framework of sustainable development is on two farms in Santa Rosalia and Villandrando near Burgos. His cattle are happy and stress free on the 360 hectares. "Nuestro Buey", a subsidiary of Altube Group, was established in 2001 and translates quaintly to mean "our beef".

He developed his own feeding ration and steams grains with the objective of reducing emissions and the herd has built up to 1,900 head. They are fed 15 kilograms a day and are given 1 litre of organic wine towards the end of the finishing period. They also listen to piped FM radio music. Comfort is increased with the use of biodegradable straw bedding. The option is given to move indoors or outside. Weights when marketed are between 890 and 1,000 kilogram at the age of three years.

Marbled beef from Nuestro BueyFrom the outset, demand for De Santa Rosalía branded gourmet Wagyu has been spectacular. 50% of the beef is sold in Spain with the balance Nguen Buey logoexported to other countries in Europe. Prices for the cuts range from €20-30 for skirt up to €90 for loin.

Guests to the manor Finca Santa Rosalía can rest and savour the Wagyu beef, organic wines from Bodega Garmendia, partridges gourmet Perdicampo, Capon de la Dehesa and Black Truffle Santa Rosalia.

Wagyu International represented Spain at the inaugural World Wagyu Congress in 2015.

Carlos Moreno Jiménez is President of Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Ganado Selecto de raza Wagyu.

EmbrioMarket SL is affiliated to the British Wagyu Association and offers a registration service through SWB.

 

Semen & Embryos accredited for export to Spain 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

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References

Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Ganado Selecto de raza Wagyu
El mejor kobe se cría en Burgos
Nuestro Buey