he five categories that factor into the overall beef quality score are:
- Beef Marbling Standards (BMS)
- Beef Fat Standards (BFS)
- Beef Color Standards (BCS)
- Firmness and Texture
Wagyu grading is an art in itself. People dedicate their lives to providing the most luxurious and exquisite beef in the world, so grading is vital to maintaining product integrity.
In order to qualify as “Miyazakigyu,” Wagyu must meet Grade 4 and 5 requirements in all key grading categories. In order to protect the integrity of the grading system, A5 classified Wagyu must be graded Grade A for Yield, and Grade 5 in the remaining four categories.