King River | News And Views

King River Product Range

King River specialise in delivering the finest quality beef and have made our product range easily identifiable to our customers. We have the products detailed below:         F1-F4 Wagyu Program   Our F1-F4 Wagyu program consists of cattle that have the genetic make up of between 50% (F1) – 93.75% (F4) Wagyu decent....

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Our Family To Yours

King River (KR) prides itself on being a company that is family owned and operated, with family values of honesty, respect and being true to our word. The Kemp & Rich families represent 5 generations of beef producers with over 200 years of combined experience in Australian Agriculture. Leveraging our grazing background, KR has developed...

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Aussie Wagyu in the USA

The American Wagyu market has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. The rich marbling, unmatched tenderness, and melt-in-your-mouth texture are some characteristics that have gained Wagyu a cult following among beef enthusiasts. The emphasis on quality, ethical farming practices, and a commitment to excellence have also contributed to its ever-growing appeal and broadening...

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Our Year In Review 2023

As we come to the end of 2023, we reflect on a year of growth and accomplishments. Over one big year, our herds have seen significant expansion, breeding programs continue to evolve, partnerships and exposure have grown nationally and internationally, and we have been honoured to mark the year with a number of awards. Join...

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Elevate your celebration with Wagyu

As winter wraps Hong Kong and China in a cool embrace during the Winter Solstice Festival, families gather to celebrate the longest night of the year. While succulent beef dumplings, luxurious Wagyu roasts, and sizzling hot pots with thinly sliced Wagyu take centre stage, King River’s Wagyu with rich flavour and marbling can add an...

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How does King River produce award-winning Wagyu?

The Wagyu competition space is highly competitive, with various producers from around Australia vying for a podium position. From visual impact to mouth-feel, cuts are compared by top industry experts to crown the best of the best producers. For King River, winning awards is more than just nice for the mantle piece. Each award is...

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Behind the scenes at Lotus Park Feedlot

Meet the quiet heroes in the King River Wagyu value chain  Lotus Park Feedlot is one in the chain of feedlots throughout northern Queensland that host our Wagyu beef cattle for 100 – 300 days. Lotus Park, in the good hands of third-generation owners the Kemp family, provides a great example of how a feedlot...

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Chef Spotlight – Jake Nicolson

   It’s not every day King River has the opportunity to work with a group as versatile as the Ghanem Group. Crafting unforgettable dining experiences in Brisbane and Melbourne, Executive Chef Jake Nicolson has partnered with King River to showcase Wagyu across their diverse restaurants.  In this Chef Spotlight, we take a look at how...

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Think outside the steak – Part TWO

Are these the most versatile Wagyu cuts? Some Wagyu cuts, like the ribeye, tenderloin and rump, cook so perfectly as steaks that preparing them another way is culinary taboo. However, the good news for adventurous home chefs, or professional chefs, is that a Wagyu carcass offers roughly 34 different cuts. This means more than enough opportunity to...

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Think outside the steak – Part one

Underrated Wagyu cuts and how to use them In the world of Wagyu beef, there are some star cuts that are always in high demand. King River cuts such as the ribeye, tenderloin and rump not only grace the menus of award-winning restaurants but sell out fast from butchers and suppliers around the world. However,...

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The surprising health benefits of Wagyu

King River Wagyu has become a popular choice around the world, from premium restaurants to home cooks that want a taste of luxury. Wagyu is famous for its exceptional flavour and texture, characterized by unique intramuscular marbling fat marbling and a melt-in-your-mouth feel. However, the benefits of King River Wagyu go beyond culinary appeal.  Wagyu...

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How Stress Impacts Wagyu

Humanity is catching up to something cattle farmers have known for a long time – stress significantly impacts the body. What feeding builds in cattle over weeks, stress can deplete over hours or even minutes. King River, as a conception to consumption Wagyu producer, sees this clearly in the feedback we receive from the abattoir...

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