Lazy A Ranch Texas

Certified Akaushi Beef in Texas

Searching for Akaushi beef in Texas? Find the Akaushi difference when you order your grass-fed beef in Houston from Lazy A Ranch.

Texas-Raised Akaushi Cattle

Originating in Japan, Akaushi came to be known as the “Emperor’s Breed.” In fact, it wasn’t until the 1990s that Akaushi cattle made their way outside of Japan. When it comes to Akaushi beef, many know it for the distinct marbling that offers a buttery, rich flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

So, how did this incredible Japanese cow find its way to Texas? Across the country, many Akaushi cattle have their origins in a herd brought to the United States in 1994. This full-blood herd fostered an incredible bloodline that spreads throughout the country, landing here in Houston, TX, at Lazy A Ranch.

Since 1994, cattle farmers have used the unique genetics of the Akaushi cattle to increase the opportunity for premium-grade cattle. While many prize this beef for marbling and flavor, our Texas-raised Akaushi cattle boast a consistent and efficient production.

These cattle are vigorous and lead long, happy lives.

Health & Taste

The high-fat content of Akaushi cattle means there is less room for collagen and muscle fiber. This means that the beef is far more tender than that of other breeds. Additionally, the beef has a higher concentration of monounsaturated fat in comparison to saturated fat.

According to the American Heart Association, this has the potential to result in lower cholesterol, which promotes weight loss and the prevention of heart disease. Additionally, the heightened level of oleic acid in Akaushi beef provides a deep, buttery taste. The flavor is unlike any other beef on the market.

As such, it provides a unique dining experience with a texture that melts in your mouth.

Wagyu vs Akaushi: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to Wagyu and Akaushi, people often assume there’s a huge difference between these types of beef. However, Wagyu is a collective term that encompasses all cattle from Japan.

In Japanese, “Wagyu” simply means “Japanese cow.” Our Akaushi cattle are a specific breed of Japanese cow. This means it falls under Wagyu while remaining distinct and separate from other Wagyu breeds.

At Lazy A Ranch, we maintain our herd of Texas-raised Akaushi cattle for many reasons. This includes the performance of the cattle, their calving ease, hybrid vigor, and the increased opportunities for premium.

Ready to Try Akaushi Beef?

The Emperor’s Breed offers a taste of luxury while offering a variety of health benefits. In comparison to most American beef, Akaushi has a stunning ratio of healthy fats. This helps to reduce cholesterol.

Moreover, the signature texture and flavor help to elevate any dish. Often, Michelin chefs who specialize in luxury ingredients utilize American Akaushi beef for its deep buttery flavor profile.
When you want to enjoy one of the finest delicacies in Japan, shop with Lazy A Ranch. Our grass-fed cattle are born and raised here in Texas with a special diet to ensure high-quality wagyu beef.