和牛为何价格昂贵 吃巧克力
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They say chocolate makes everything better, and apparently1 premium2 wagyu beef is no exception. For the past 10 years, the Mayura Station Farm in southern Australia has been feeding its full-blood wagyu cattle chocolate and other sweets mixed with their regular feed, and the results have been spectacular.
有人说巧克力会让一切变得更好,显然价格昂贵的和牛也不例外。过去十年来,位于澳大利亚南部的Mayura Station农场一直在给其纯种和牛的饲料中添加巧克力和其它甜点,其结果也非常令人惊叹。
When Scott de Bruin, managing partner at Mayura Station, returned to his father's farm in the Limestone3 coast of Australia, in 1998, he knew he wanted to do something special to make their beef stand out from that of other luxury cattle farms around the world. But he didn't know exactly how he was going to do that, so he consulted a cattle nutrition specialist from Japan and spent two years experimenting with different feed before deciding on the final daily ration4 for his wagyu cows - a special mix of regular feed, chocolate, gummy bears, strawberries and cream flavored gummy snakes. Each cow eats up to 2 kilograms of ground and partially5 broken chocolate delivered by Cadbury's every day.
Adding chocolate to the daily diet of cows at Mayura Station started out as a simple experiment, but it ended up making their luxury beef one of the most appreciated in the world. "Many of my customers come to enjoy Mayura beef two to three times a week. They love how the beef has the perfect balance of fat, rich flavor and tender texture6," Michelin star chef Umberto Bombana told Forbes Magazine. 
Shane Osborn, Head Chef and Co-Owner of Arcane7 Restaurant in Hong Kong, added that its unique sweetness, hint of nuttiness and buttery texture make Mayura beef "the ultimate steak". 
Although he first started feeding his cattle chocolate in 2006, Scott de Bruin claims that he only realized how important it was to the quality of the meat in 2010, when he decided8 to take it out of the animals' diet to make the meat pinker and more marbled. Two months later, clients started phoning in and asking 'What have you done? Your Wagyu doesn't taste like it used to anymore'. So de Bruin immediately reverted9 to including chocolates again.
De Bruin says he begins feeding calves10 chocolate when they are 30 months old, but only a bit of it, with the ration increasing the closer they get to the slaughterhouse. "The last two rations11 are about producing as much marbling as we possibly can, so that's why they consume such a high-calorie ration," he said. 
Asked if the milk chocolate has a negative effect on the cattle's health, Scott de Bruin says "No, unlike humans - who may start eating chocolates at a very young age for over several decades – these cattle (raised on chocolates for only four months) won't see the long-term negative effects of chocolates in their system."


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  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
2 premium EPSxX     
  • You have to pay a premium for express delivery.寄快递你得付额外费用。
  • Fresh water was at a premium after the reservoir was contaminated.在水库被污染之后,清水便因稀而贵了。
3 limestone w3XyJ     
  • Limestone is often used in building construction.石灰岩常用于建筑。
  • Cement is made from limestone.水泥是由石灰石制成的。
4 ration CAxzc     
  • The country cut the bread ration last year.那个国家去年削减面包配给量。
  • We have to ration the water.我们必须限量用水。
5 partially yL7xm     
  • The door was partially concealed by the drapes.门有一部分被门帘遮住了。
  • The police managed to restore calm and the curfew was partially lifted.警方设法恢复了平静,宵禁部分解除。
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恢复( revert的过去式和过去分词 ); 重提; 回到…上; 归还
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n.(calf的复数)笨拙的男子,腓;腿肚子( calf的名词复数 );牛犊;腓;小腿肚v.生小牛( calve的第三人称单数 );(冰川)崩解;生(小牛等),产(犊);使(冰川)崩解
  • a cow suckling her calves 给小牛吃奶的母牛
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定量( ration的名词复数 ); 配给量; 正常量; 合理的量
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  • The soldiers complained that they were getting short rations. 士兵们抱怨他们得到的配给不够数。
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