“Tajima-gyu” cows originally came from Tajima, a mountainous region in the north of Hyogo Prefecture which is bordered by the sea.
The Tajiri or Tajima Line has an outstanding genetic excellence of meat and high marbling beef, but in combination with smaller frame and low growth rates. This line is famous for cattle with good temperament. This is the bloodline that many Australian producers have decided to focus on, and this is, in our opinion, the finest flavoured beef, with the most refined marbling. Japanese meat graders look for fine marbling for their highest accolades, and Tajima is the preferred breed for this.