Wayward Wagyu Steer Located Near Common Ground Fairgrounds
A rare Wagyu steer that had run away from the Common Ground Country Fair has been located by his owners.
Jason Stutheit, of Pond Hill Farms, told Centralmaine.com that the steer, known only as ’70,’ had joined up with another herd and was found grazing. Stutheit and his son came across their wayward animal not far from the Unity fairgrounds where he had originally jumped from a pen and ran away.
70, who’s named for the number on his ear tag, and his brother (we don’t know his name) are possibly the only two Wagyu steers in the state. Wagyu beef is a delicacy in Japan, selling for about $100 a pound because of its tender, marbled texture. Stutheit says the brothers will be butchered when they’re 3 years old and about 1800 pounds.