The NWS is the authorised custodian to encourage and promote the breeding and improvement the genetic potential of the Wagyu breed in Namibia. The breed produces high value meat that is sought after worldwide and is now available in Namibia. In other parts of the world, frequent fraudulent activities occur due to incorrect labelling of normal beef as Wagyu, which has a detrimental effect on producers and the industry as a whole.
NWS, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Meat Board and existing quality control systems such as FAN Meat, EU accreditation, NamLITS traceability and our own Guaranteed Namibian Wagyu program allows for the introduction and implementation of appropriate protocols to certify the authenticity of Wagyu cattle and beef in the market.
WHAT WE STRIVE FOR
To add value to the existing Namibian Beef Industry by supplying high quality breeding cattle and beef products to the local and international markets in compliance with international meat safety and quality standards.
We are also a member of the World Wagyu Council, where we engage with the international Wagyu community to protect and develop the Wagyu Breed. Namibia is represented on Committee level by Joachim Cranz, Technical Committee by Johan Orffer, and Marketing Committee by Deja Nienaber.
The NWS was established to promote:
• the Wagyu cattle as a breed
• quality assurance of beef products to
Our strategy being the development of Wagyu breed to ultimately benefit the breed, breeder and beef industry in gaining financial and significant success by means of conducting conservative, healthy and sustainable breeding for local and international marbling strategies.