Rangeland Beef

Certified Wagyu Beef is launching the inclusion of Rangeland Beef a Nampo. The CWB program is inclusive of different production systems that conform to the requirements as set out by the CWB protocol and scheme. It is the onus of the producer to ensure that their production system meets the requirements as set out by CWB.

CWB has made provision for the inclusion of Rangeland Beef. Rangeland Beef under the CWB Scheme will refer to Wagyu raised for slaughter under the principles of Free Range, Slow Grown, Hormone Free and pasture reared. Animals raised under Rangeland Beef conditions will not go through the feedlot phase, instead, they are raised and reared on veld or pastures until slaughter. Veld- or pasture-reared animals are traditionally smaller to medium-framed units which are well adapted to the environment in which they are kept. It is therefore recommended that producers use a (dam line) breed to cross Wagyu that is well suited to their production environment, and which could facilitate a viable and sustainable end product.

Producers that participate in Rangeland Beef must inform the CWB office and the auditing body. The requirements for Rangeland Beef for each entity are provided in the protocol documentation. The new audit checklists with the criteria for Rangeland Beef are available from the CWB office. Contact Tumi at tumisang@wagyu.org.za.