Holstein Wagyu has been breeding Japanese Wagyu cattle in northern Germany near Hamburg for around 15 years. Their herd consists of around 200 animals, making it one of the largest wagyu breeders in Germany. In addition to breeding and marketing breeding animals, Holstein Wagyu produces up to 1,500 wagyu embryos in their in-house embryo transfer station. 

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Holstein Wagyu: The main area of our activity lies in the breeding of wagyu cattle and the development and expansion of other wagyu herds throughout Europe.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Holstein Wagyu: We use first-class Wagyu genetics from all over the world, based on extensive breeding values.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Holstein Wagyu: We have animals of all ages, quality and price classes on offer. We also offer embryos and semen of both conventional and female-sexed quality.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Holstein Wagyu: The market for wagyu is still in its infancy in Europe and is far from saturated.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Holstein Wagyu: The market continues to value the highest quality, both in animals and genetics, as well as in meat.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Holstein Wagyu: We have semen from a bull on offer, which shows a significantly longer activity, which makes the timing of insemination somewhat more flexible.