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Product Summary (Registration No.2)

Registration No.2 但馬牛

Registered name (Transcription) : 但馬牛(Tajima Gyu)、但馬ビーフ(Tajima Beef)
Reference information : Tajima Beef
Tajima Gyu photo

Category of product

Class 6 Fresh Meat (Beef)

Producing area

Hyogo Prefecture

Registered Group

Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association


Tajima cattle is a bred in mountain valleys in Tajima area, northern part of Hyogo Prefecture. The quality of Tajima cattle has been improved from generation to generation. As a result, this tender beef is highly graded.

Link with the local area

Tajima beef comes from draft cattle which were used for farming from 1200 years ago in Tajima region, northern side of Hyogo Prefecture. This breed was recognized as good quality beef in the Meiji era. Since then, the cattle has been continuously improved many times over the years with  rigid selections of breeds from same prefecture, and became high-quality beef.


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