New Zealand cattle roam in open fields and munch on grass - and only grass - just as nature intended. There are only a few places in the world where this is possible. Kiwi farmers are blessed with an abundance of clean water and a temperate climate, so let their herds graze in fields their whole lives, without having to rely on grain-based feed. This practice reflects the core principle of Firstlight
: sustainability. The result is not only happier and healthier animals, but beef that is tastier and better for you.
Be happy in the knowledge that Firstlight wagyu has more healthy omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat than other types of beef, all without the use of antibiotics, hormones or GMO. So pure grass-fed beef from Firstlight is a safe and healthy choice for the whole family. All our wagyu beef also contains a good amount of protein, while still being low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal component of a keto diet.
Wagyu beef is renowned for its marbling, the extent of which is measured by the marbling score. Choose a score of M6 (roughly equivalent to A5 in the Japanese system) if you like a well-marbled steak. If you prefer a leaner cut, M3-5 is a better choice, as it indicates a level of intra-muscular fat of around 3-5%. Learn more about wagyu marbling scores and grading systems here
Our wagyu short ribs come vacuum-packed, with a single ~2.5kg piece.