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When did Kobe beef start?
Last Updated: 26th March, 2020
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Accordingly, why is Kobe beef banned in the US?
In 2009, the USDA placed a ban on the import of all Japanese beef to prevent the Japan foot-and-mouth outbreak from reaching US shores. The ban was relaxed in August 2012. Shortly thereafter, Kobe beef was imported into the US for the first time.
Similarly, why is Kobe beef so expensive? The beef is named Kobe beef because Hyogo's capital city is Kobe. Breeders take extraordinary care when raising Wagyu cattle. Because of this and the uncompromising regulations the region uses for its cattle, Kobe beef is the most expensive beef in the world.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how is Kobe beef raised?
The traditional methods of raising Kobe beef include feeding beer to the Wagyu during the summer months when the combination of their fat and Japan's hot and humid climate depresses feed intake. Beer stimulates their appetite, while a little massage therapy keeps them supple.
What is American Kobe beef?
Since 1994, U.S. producers have worked to offer American Kobe-style beef that features the same characteristics, marbling and flavor that defines Japan's Kobe beef by bringing herds of Kryoshi and Akaushi breeds of Wagyu cattle to the United States.