At Cotswold Gold we strive to be a ‘zero waste’ company by looking at innovative ways to re-use our by-products….

When we press our rapeseed we are only removing the richest 30% of the seeds oil, this leaves behind the husk and a good proportion of the seeds natural oil and nutrients….what we then do is pellet the husks into high energy animal feed. We supply a number of local beef farmers including this herd of Wagyu beef. The rapeseed pellets have proven to be an ideal high calorie food source enabling the farmer to produce high quality and valuable beef.

What is Wagyu beef???

Wagyu (literally “Japanese cow”) is any of several breeds of cattle, the most desired of which is genetically predisposed to intense marbling and to producing a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. The meat from such wagyu cattle is known for its quality, and commands a high price. In several areas of Japan, wagyu beef is shipped carrying area names. Some examples are Kobe, Mishima, Matsusaka, Ōmi, and Sanda beef. hire writer