Our family’s interest in the Wagyu (Japanese beef) dates back to the 1997 when Stefano has the privilege to visit the NLBC (National Livestock Breeding Center) headquarter near Tokyo. This center controls and registers every single head of cattle and its genetics in order to preserve the breed’s purity. The wish of raising Wagyu in Europe increases with the discovery of the organoleptic characteristics of the meat, unique in its sector. However, the Japanese authorities prohibit the livestock and genetic export, persuading Stefano to wait patiently. Eventually, in 2008 the Wagyu project takes form. Ca’Negra staff visits livestock in Kobe where it defines consulting relationships with experts. In September 2009 Tenuta Ca’Negra selects and acquires 8 Japanese Wagyu from a Dutchand breeder, and an year later completes the acquisition of 100 Wagyu embryos ( 100% full blood) coming from Australia. Today we have more than 50 Wagyu, while more births are scheduled.