RED WAGYU CATTLE
What Are Red Wagyu / Akaushi
from the Mt. Aso region and the prefecture
(state) of Kumomoto, Japan. They are one of
the rarest breeds of cattle in the world.
We say Red Wagyu/Akaushi because they are
the same cattle. Akaushi means red cattle in
Japanese but both are truly Kumomoto Reds
the same genetics. The only difference is in
These cattle excel at growing and marbling
on grass and cross well on Bos Taurus
breeds, Brahma, Nelore and Zebu as well as
the Bos Indicus Black Wagyu.
The Reds will improve and significantly
raise the quality of the carcass while
bringing hybrid vigor resulting in a heavier
calf at weaning but maintain the renowned
lower birth weights of Wagyu.
The Reds were also developed in a region of
Japan that was hot and humid with tick born
diseases and external parasites. They
developed smooth coats and thick loose skin
making them ideally suited to hot humid
conditions but they do well in all climates
even as far north as Montana.
As in any breed, there are inferior cattle
being propagated and we find this especially
true of the Reds, as they are so rare.
Breeding is being conducted on any Red Wagyu
Akaushi females that can be found. I
strongly suggest that while doing your due
diligence, you obtain pictures and any
performance data on the
animals before making any purchases.
Below is a sample scan of a number of our
yearling females that had access to nothing
but grass, clover and cottonseed meal with
no grain of any sort.
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partner with Rock of Ages have developed
what we think is one of the premier Red
Wagyu/Akauski herds in the world. We have
herds in Australia and the U.S. affording us
access to all the premier genetics available
outside of Japan. We have all the top bull
genetics such as Hikari, Big Al, Namamaru,
Tamamaru, Shigemaru, Umamaru, Kalenga Red
Star and our HB Red Emperor.
Our genetic pool also includes the top
females, Akiko, 2277, Homare Blue 2, JVP 27,
Homare, Kalanga Hikahomare and others.
Having spent several years researching the
genetics in both Japan and Australia, V-V
spared no expense on the acquisition of the
best genetics available. We raise our
paramount animals for seed stock. Should any
animal be of less than excellent quality,
that animal is sent to the feed yard. V-V
strives to produce the very best in both
Black and Red Wagyu/Akauski.
Our objective is to become the world leader
in the improvement of the Wagyu breed and we
are committed to keeping our customers on
the cutting edge of only the most
outstanding functional genetics available.
We welcome any inquiries and will do our
best to help you source the right cattle for
your herd whether Black or Red/Akauski.