The Wagyu industry is a global system with the increasing global demand for a premium marbled beef product driving the Wagyu industry. Strong and well established Wagyu industries can be found in Japan, USA, and Australia. Emerging Wagyu sectors include Europe, South Africa, and China. The greater Wagyu Industry can be broken down into 5 sectors: Breeding, Backgrounding, Feedlotting, Carcass Sales, and Retail Beef Sales. Some businesses span multiple sectors and others focus on a specific aspect.