CREATED BY THE GREAT NATURE
Perfect Environment To Raise Cattles
Iga region is located in north-west Mie prefecture in close distance to Kyoto and Osaka. The Iga area is surrounded by mountains, adjacent to Ise Bay, and has a fertile alluvial plain formed by the interlacing of numerous rivers. The excellent natural environment shapes the area into a natural high-quality pasture. Because of the basin, the temperature difference between day and night is significant. The average annual temperature in the region is 14 °C, which is low in Mie Prefecture. Cows raised under these natural characteristics have unique aroma.
FARM OWNERSHIP SINCE THREE GENERATIONS
LHC has carefully selected a well-sized cattle farm in the region. The farm owner is the 3rd generation in business, experienced and skillful in farming and creating Wagyu cuisine.
Iga Wagyu is certified as purebred Japanese black-haired Wagyu, and it is raised only in Japan. There are only 1000+ Iga cows in total. Each cattle is raised in clean and fertilized natural environment. Unlike most Japanese Wagyu farms using 8 kinds of feed, the LHC farm uses 18-22 kinds, providing sufficient and balanced nutrition intake to each cattle.
The LHC farm serves only female purebreds meat. This "dangerous" practice would not have been possible without the excellence of farming. The meat is exceptionally tender and flavorful, scoring high as a supreme ingredients for fine dining.
The best recipes are from the traditions. The chefs who know the spirit of the ingredients are the ones who have deep understanding of the origin. We have preferences on working with chefs who have passion to turn our Iga Wagyu into a true culinary art.