Heart of the High Plains: Wonderful Wagyu

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You’ve probably heard of Wagyu Beef. It’s a Japanese beef cattle breed. The unique taste and tenderness of highly marbled Wagyu Beef is particularly delicious. 

That’s why Wagyu Beef is found frequently in fine dining establishments across the country.

Not only is it delicious, but it’s healthy for you too.

Health experts have discovered the mono-unsaturated to saturated fat ratio is higher in Wagyu than in other beef.

But what you might not know is Wagyu is helping people on the high plains fight MS.

This is Joe Morris and these are his pride and joy.

“These are the American version of the Japanese Kobe beef.  We take a Japanese bull with commercial cattle in the US.  We get really high quality meat.”

Called Wagyu Cattle.

“After you’ve eaten it, you’ll be able to tell a difference”

Morris says this up and coming cattle breed is something to know about.

“These cattle have oleic acid which is different than some of the commercial cattle and it’s supposed to have the same health qualities as eating salmon.”

And for people who like to know the origins of their food the Wagyu on the Morris Stock Farm are panhandle proud.

“They are on a special diet, no hormones, antibiotics, no animal bi products; totally natural clean diet.  We don’t rush em.  We let em have a good life here.  People want to know where their meat comes from and it’s from right here in the Panhandle.” 

That panhandle connection is one of the reasons, Mr. Morris decided to donate one of his famed Wagyu animals to this year’s Beef-a-thon benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“I think the MS society does tremendous work.  THere’s lots of people who benefit from what they do.  THis one seemed like one that could use the help.”

“We’ve got a lot of people in the panhandle that need some help.  The Lord has blessed us and we want to pass it on as best we can.”
 
Yesterday’s Beef-a-thon raised a lot of money for the MS Society.

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