Zao @ Japan


Zao cattle is a brand name given to a breed, an agricultural corporation that breeds short horns on a single ranch. Incredible and fatty, concentration of marbled fat on the short ribs, Yamagata-gyu is a natural treasure located in Miyagi Prefecture.

The wonderful countryside and fresh water resources, the country’s watershed, clean air, rolling green hills, mountains and clear fresh streaming icy water. A climate where you have four seasons, which helps enhance the breeds quality and output.

Zao producers believe in “love” as fundamental to all the work in taking care of livestock. The Zao maximize the power of nature and seek balance between the cattle, production method and producers. Speaking with an example specifically, environment is taken into account, habitat, feed, and the ecology of cattle to improve productivity and quality by the power of the animals through minimizing disease.