Japanese Wagyu Beef is strictly graded by the Japanese Meat Grading Association. Being that it is the most exquisite beef in the world, it is imperative that this unique product is properly graded to protect integrity, transparency, and authenticity.
Wagyu Beef carcasses are graded between the sixth and seventh rib. Grading is based on two, very specific factors: Yield and Grade. Yield meaning the ratio of meat compared to the actual carcass weight. Grade meaning the overall Beef Marbling Score (BMS), Beef Color Standard (BCS) , Beef Fat Standard (BFS) , Firmness & Texture. In order to qualify as A5 Japanese Wagyu, beef must be graded as Grade A for yield and Grade 5 in BMS, BFS, BCS, firmness and texture.