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Our Story

Our family has been in the cattle business for generations, with our focus previously concentrated on raising quality registered and commercial Angus. We are truly passionate about raising the highest quality livestock possible. We feel very truly blessed and fortunate to live on this beautiful ranch and to be able to spend our days caring for the land, our livestock, enjoying the outdoors and spending time together as a family doing what we love.

When we were first introduced to the Wagyu breed, we were very interested in the health benefits associated with with the high levels of Omega 3 and 6. Wagyu cattle are genetically predisposed to intense marbling. Because of this marbling, it has an extraordinary depth of flavor which makes it the most tender, most succulent and best tasting beef available. Due to this extreme marbling, Wagyu beef often exceeds the top USDA grade of prime.

Once we tasted this amazing beef we knew we had to add a Wagyu branch to our cattle operation.

Wagyu cattle originated in Japan.

The first red Wagyu bulls imported to the USA in 1976 were Judo and Rueshaw. Rueshaw is the only Red Wagyu National Champion to ever leave Japan.

The last shipment of Wagyu was exported in 1997 at which time an export ban was put in place and no more full blood Wagyu would ever leave Japan.

After much research we concluded that we would focus primarily on the red Wagyu cattle. They are easy fleshing on grass, are known to have better milk production, finish much sooner and can marble just as well as black Wagyu. Wagyu also improve carcass quality on all other breeds of cattle. This is especially true with the the high-quality Angus breed that we currently raise.

Dove Creek Wagyu Cattle Company is fortunate to have acquired an own daughter of the legendary original import bull, Rueshaw and other important daughters of original imports.

Our bull, SOR 1083 is an outstanding son of Big Al, who has the honor of being the first of only four red Wagyu calves conceived in Japan and born in the USA and out one of the top cows in the red Wagyu business, Kaedemaru 2.

Our cattle are raised on large pastures with an abundance of lush grass and fresh water. They are never subjected to feed lot conditions and they are free of antibiotics and growth hormones.

Wagyu cattle are naturally inquisitive, good natured and docile. They are typically easy to handle and prefer to be " bucket led" (follow a bucket ) than to be herded. They are truly a joy to be around!

The Japanese declared Wagyu cattle a national living treasure and after getting acquainted with this amazing breed it is easy to understand why.

We are currently flushing our donors to our 1083 bull and other original import bulls to continue to build our breeding program. We do have genetics available for sale as well as bulls suitable for upgrading your breeding programs or F1 production.

We are also producing outstanding American Wagyu beef that we offer for sale by the 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 and entire cow.

We hope you enjoy looking through our website. We welcome any questions you may have about our breeding program or purchasing some of our top-grade beef. Please let us know if you would like a tour of our farm. We would love to talk to you and show you around.

Michelle Johnson