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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)

Production Area

Hyogo Prefecture

Registered Group

Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association


Tajima Beef is obtained from Tajima Ushi (cattle), which has been improved over the years in the mountainous areas of Tajima region located in the Northern Hyogo Prefecture. The carcass is highly graded and the beef is very tender.

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Tajima Ushi is originated from the draft cattle used for farming in the mountainous area of Tajima region over 1200 years ago. The draft cattle was recognized to have a good lineage for beef during the Meiji Period. Since then, Tajima Ushi has been improved and selected over the years. Tajima Beef has been crossbred by using improved sires of Tajima Ushi owned by Hyogo Prefecture and cows of Tajima Ushi.All the production process are taken place in Hyogo Prefecture.


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