(From The Journal)
Byline: Sam Wood
A NORTHUMBERLAND farmer is set to become the first in the UK to sell the world's most rare and expensive beef.
Steve Ramshaw, who farms near Otterburn, has been breeding special Wagyu cattle for the past three years. Originally from Japan, the special meat - also known as Kobe beef - sells for as much as pounds 120 a kilo in Harrods.
It is famed for its deep flavour, extreme tenderness and rich, smooth texture and can only be bought in a few top restaurants and shops around the world. But Mr Ramshaw says he hopes to make his produce more affordable for the North East market when he puts it on sale next week. …