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Yorkshire Wagyu hosts Wagyu Breeders Association Open Day

Yorkshire Wagyu welcomed over 50 delegates to Field House Farm in Tibthorpe, near Driffield for the Wagyu Breeders Association (WBA) conference recently.

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BWA Open Day

New Yorkshire Wolds business, Yorkshire Wagyu welcomed over 50 delegates to Field House Farm in Tibthorpe, near Driffield for the Wagyu Breeders Association (WBA) conference recently.

The Association’s Director and Chairman, Mike Tucker, opened the meeting and spoke about the Association’s achievements since it launched in 2014 and outlined exciting initiatives for 2015, including a bespoke DNA testing programme.

WBA Co-founder and Director, Jim Bloom spoke about the 2015 World Wagyu Conference in Australia; a visit that he had made with his father, also called Jim, former Chairman of the British Limousin Cattle Society.

Presentations were also given by Caisley Eartag Ltd, who have worked with WBA to develop an industry first DNA ear tag and from TL Biolabs, who have constructed a custom-built online portal for the Association.

Delegates included current and potential Wagyu producers and Michelin starred chefs, James Mackenzie, Pipe and Glass and Adam Smith, The Devonshire Arms who represented the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.

After the presentations, delegates enjoyed Beef Carpaccio prepared by Driffield chef, Martyn Shaw and gourmet burgers that were served from the Yorkshire Wagyu Catering Trailer.

The (British) Wagyu Breeders Association was founded in 2014 by a group of Wagyu breeders and enthusiasts from around the UK to promote British Wagyu beef and represent the interests of its Members at home and abroad. It is the first new UK breed association in 25 years and Yorkshire Wagyu’s Jonathan Shepherd and Jim Bloom are founder members and directors.

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company was founded in 2013 by Wolds farmers Jim Bloom and Jonathan Shepherd who have established one of the biggest Wagyu cross and Wagyu full blood herds in the UK.

Yorkshire Wagyu is currently available from independent retailers and on the menu at restaurants including The Blue Bell at Weaverthorpe, Whites in Beverley and the Wolds Inn at Huggate.

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