Hello dls1. Thanks for the info. You just gotta know this is hype! It just has to be ,right? Wagyu brisket and Wagyu burgers just make no sense what so ever. As I stated above, MAYBE grilled steaks, but I would want a taste test before passing judgement. As a side note I have looked at pictures of cattle in Japan which were raised using the Wagyu method and they look puny and under fed. The fat content in the meat may fool folks into thinking they are very well fed but there are problems. The fat content is so high because they are kept in small pens and not allowed to exercise. The massage process is because they get no exercise. If they were allowed to roam in open pastures the fat would convert to meat. Folks shy away from veal because of the way they THINK they are raised. The fact is that most veal comes from new born dairy bulls. Male cattle who can't contribute to milk production and are not of sufficient quality to keep for breeding stock. These animals are just destroyed and turned to dog food and such when not used for veal. WHAT A WASTE! Just saying! Keep Smokin!
I posted a few pics of some Wagyu beef I sold to a customer last year. I can say for a fact that these cattle are bred for the genetic disposition that creates this intense marbling. Will not deny that certain 'practices' may be followed, but they are few and far between with those who raise the cattle. The cow that produced the beef in ,y pic is actually pasture raised in Australia. It is pure bred Wagyu, bulls and cows were imported by the ranch that produced that beef.