Wagyu producers told Wagyu consumption has increased fourfold over the last year at annual AGM

Mr Johan de Vos, chairman of the Wagyu Society of South Africa and its subsidiary,
Certified Wagyu Beef (CWB), told the Wagyu AGM on the 30th September that
Wagyu in South Africa has experienced a fourfold increase in consumption of meat
over the last year.

Where we used to slaughter 2030 oxen a week, this has increased to 120150 per
week and based on international trends the society predicts that this trajectory will
continue for at least the next two decades. He says that this increase can be
objectively proven from CWB data collected at nine abattoirs, spread across the

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