NOBLE HOUSE SUPPLYING FRESH QUALITY WAGYU
Noble House Wagyu founded by Luke and brother Adam Smith from Northern Ireland established the business to enable their passion of Japan’s Wagyu Beef to be enjoyed by customers back home in the UK and Ireland. In 2013 both brothers travelled to Australia to work and further gather their knowledge of wagyu beef. Throughout their time in Australia they visited experienced breeders such as Takie Susuki of ‘Blue Mountain Wagyu’ and Barbara Benjamin of ‘Goshu Wagyu’ to study feeding and breeding techniques best used on the notorious Japanese breed.
The Wagyu We Supply
After extensive research throughout the wagyu industry ‘Noble House Wagyu’ are now supplying premium fresh wagyu beef sourced from Australia’s Darling Down, award winning herd of wagyu cattle.
Darling Downs Wagyu is one of the brands within Australia’s largest Wagyu beef producer, the Australian Agricultural Company. The AAco has over 178 years experience of rearing cattle in the lush outback ranches across Queensland and the Northern Territory of Australia.
Here at Noble House Wagyu In Northern Ireland we are proud to be able to supply the UK with some of the Worlds Best Wagyu Beef.
Fresh from Australian's Finest
Happy Cows make Better Beef
Our team at Noble house Wagyu are passionate about the importance of animal health and well-being, that’s why we have sourced a highly credited herd of wagyu cattle that are governed under the strict regulation of the Australian Agricultural Company.
The cattle are born and raised on the wild natural grasses of Queensland. After inspection the calves are tagged so that they can be tracked for vaccinated to ensure they maintain their health. The land is vast, the water is clean and the air is pure to give them the best possible start in life. Every calf is left free to roam on lush pastures with no housing required, spending the majority of their life in their natural environment.
When finishing the cattle on grain they are brought into feed stations while still living outside in dry spacious areas. They have full availability to fresh water and are fed a unique blend of grains including wheat, sorghum, and oats, sweetened with molasses for trace minerals. The grains are freshly milled every morning to provide the best nutrition. The cattle are fed with no antibiotics or growth promoters that can be harmful to the immune system of the cow and may diminishes the quality of the meat.
Environment and Sustainability
Our environment and sustainability initiatives are focused on respecting the natural resource systems we rely on.
Information about our natural resource assets – including soils, vegetation, and water systems is used to make informed decisions for managing our natural resources sustainably and to address environmental risks.
The pastures are managed to maintain land condition and productive capacity by annually assessing and matching stocking rate to long term carrying capacity and seasonal conditions.
Why we Supply Darling Downs Herd
AAco’s Darling Downs Wagyu Beef has become the most famous and highly sought after meats throughout Australia for its extremely fine marbled and deliciously textured beef. Customers across Ireland are now fully appreciating the quality of Australian Wagyu which ensures consistently marbled beef by such a trusted brand.
Chief judge Elaine Millar said: ‘‘The Grand Champion AACo Darling Downs Wagyu had the right balance of elements – lasting juiciness, rich length on the palate, silky texture, succulent buttery biscuit flavours plus earthiness on the palate.’’
- AACo’s Darling Downs Wagyu named Grand Champion Beef at Royal. May 2016
- AAco’s Darling Down named Grand Champion Beef at Royal Queensland Food and Wine. May 2016
- AACo’s Darling Downs Wagyu wins gold at the World Steak Challenge. October 2015
- AACo’S Darling Downs Wagyu wins gold at Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards. July 2014
- AACo’s Darling Downs Wagyu named Champion Australian Wagyu. September 2014
Noble House Wagyu
Luke Smith is a 6th generation farmer growing up on the family beef and sheep farm gaining in-depth knowledge of livestock industry. Attending Greenmount Agricultural College, he deepened his understanding of this sector achieving a Distinction Level Award in Agriculture. Following college, he was appointed to the position of Farm manager for Drumhill Angus in County Tyrone. There he gained extensive experience concerning AI and embryo transfer as well as specialised livestock breeding. After having sparked an interest in Wagyu from college he left the job in pursuit of involvement in Wagyu beef industry. After now three years of extensive research into Wagyu beef production and genetics, he has established an international network of livestock and beef specialists. Following further industry education, consultation with Toshi Matsuoka and experienced Australian Wagyu/Angus breeders and feeders he has established his own approach to this specialist industry in developing innovative breeding and breed production strategies.
Co-founder Adam Smith has gained experience in livestock and farm management growing upon the family farm. He attended Greenmount Agricultural College and achieved a triple distinction in Agricultural technology. Having worked closely with his brother Luke, Adam nudged the idea of travelling to Australia to work and gather an insight to the World of Wagyu. There he worked on large arable and livestock farms using his experience to gather up enough funds to start the buisness. In Return from Australia both brothers invested in producing their own Full-blood wagyu herd through embryo transfer, going on to sell bulls and heifers internationally to Germany and Spain. Adam has guided key investment within branding Noble House Wagyu and is currently working on digital marketing to further grow the business.
Toshi Matsuoka has had over 30 years´experience with Wagyu in Japan the US , Australia and now Asia. He was responsible for importing the most significant pedigrees from Japan that make up the majority of the Australian and US Markets today. His company is also responsible for producing the most important bull in the history of the Wagyu production outside Japan – Michifuku. His extensive knowledge of Wagyu breeding, beef production and progeny test systems is of the most importance in this business as well as his extensive industry contacts.
Uwe Jerathe began in 2006 with the breeding of Wagyu in Germany an is one of the co-founder of the German Wagyu Association. He expanded the genetic pool of his breed systematically by importing embryos and semen from Australia and the USA . He is a recognised expert for pedigrees/matings and genetic disorders of the Wagyu breed . His company Wagyu Genetics provides successfully embryos, semen and breeding animals to breeders and fatteners throughout Europe . Numerous contacts and friendships in breeding circles complement its broad genetic expertise and commitment in the Wagyu industry .