Mishima cattle

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Mishima cattle (見島牛 Mishima ushi?) are a breed of cattle used in beef production. Mishima cattle are small (usually 1-1.2 m tall) and originate from tiny Mishima Island outside of Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Unlike most other Japanese cattle breeds, Mishima cattle has not been cross-bred with Western cattle. Beef from an F1 mix of a Mishima ox and a Holstein cow is sold under the trademark "Kenrangyū" (見蘭牛). [1]

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  1. ^ 大辞林 第三版, デジタル大辞泉 http://kotobank.jp/word/%E8%A6%8B%E5%B3%B6%E7%89%9B
  • Beef in Japan, Longworth, JW, University of Queensland Press, Australia, 1984.
  • American Wagyu Association.