Who is Blackstone Performance Farms? Blackstone Performance employs experienced and knowledgeable people to create the most satisfying cuts of beef imaginable. We study cattle EPD's (Expected Progeny Differences) and choose bulls to improve the herds maternal and carcass traits each breeding season. You can be sure Blackstone Performance Black Label Beef will be the most enjoyable beef you ever taste.
Recently, Blackstone Performance Farms has expanded its' herd to include a breed of cattle called Wagyu. Wagyu is a Japanese beef cattle breed derived from native Asian cattle. "Wagyu" refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where "Wa" means Japanese and "gyu" means cow. Wagyu were originally draft animals used in agriculture, and were selected for their physical endurance. This selection favored animals with more intra-muscular fat cells called "Marbling" which provided a readily available energy source.
The unique taste and tenderness of highly marbled Wagyu beef makes for an unrivalled eating experience. Not only is it a "taste bud delight", but it is also healthy to eat. Health experts have discovered the mono-unsaturated to saturated fat ratio is higher in Wagyu than in other beef breeds and, the saturated fat contained in Wagyu is different. Forty percent is in a version called stearic acid, which is regarded as having minimal impact in raising cholesterol levels.