OUR STORY

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ABOUT US

OUR RANCH

Over two decades ago, Wodagyu was just an idea in the head of Oda Musashi, a Japanese man who dreamed of providing Kobe quality beef to Americans. In 1999, Oda Musashi went all in on his dream; he crossed the Pacific Ocean and started a ranch in Richmond, Texas with just two Tajima Wagyu bulls and a handful of heifers. For the next twenty years, Mike poured his heart into his ranch and grew not only his herd, but his family.

Thanks to all of his hard work, we can proudly say that Oda Musashi’s American dream was achieved; Wodagyu is now a family owned and operated ranch that offers 99% pure Tajima Wagyu beef to people all across the USA.

At Wodagyu, we carry on Oda Musashi’s tradition by treating our herd with compassion. The well-being of our cattle is the top priority at our ranch. We do everything possible to give the animals happy lives with minimal stress; they are free to roam on hundreds of acres of peaceful pastureland. We believe that high quality care for the herd is the best way to guarantee high quality meat. The buttery flavor and juicy tenderness of our highly marbled, Wagyu beef makes for an unrivaled dining experience.

about us

OUR RANCH

Over two decades ago, Wodagyu was just an idea in the head of Oda Musashi, a Japanese man who dreamed of providing Kobe quality beef to Americans. In 1999, Oda Musashi went all in on his dream; he crossed the Pacific Ocean and started a ranch in Richmond, Texas with just two Tajima Wagyu bulls and a handful of heifers. For the next twenty years, Mike poured his heart into his ranch and grew not only his herd, but his family.

Thanks to all of his hard work, we can proudly say that Oda Musashi’s American dream was achieved; Wodagyu is now a family owned and operated ranch that offers 99% pure Tajima Wagyu beef to people all across the USA.

At Wodagyu, we carry on Oda Musashi’s tradition by treating our herd with compassion. The well-being of our cattle is the top priority at our ranch. We do everything possible to give the animals happy lives with minimal stress; they are free to roam on hundreds of acres of peaceful pastureland. We believe that high quality care for the herd is the best way to guarantee high quality meat. The buttery flavor and juicy tenderness of our highly marbled, Wagyu beef makes for an unrivaled dining experience. 

Taste The Wagyu Difference

There are so many different reasons we think people should switch over to wagyu. The benefits extend from the human body to environmental sustainability.

SUSTAINABLE RANCHING

Preserving our natural environment is a top priority at Wodagyu Ranch. By maintaining our soil biodiversity, strict water management, and proper rotational grazing habits we are working towards a solution that is kinder to our environment.

HEART HEALTHY

Good news, not all red meat is bad for your health! Professors at Texas A&M University and Deakin Unversity have found that wagyu beef contains high sources of Omega 3, Omega 6 and oleic acid, All compounds that are amazing for your heart. Also it has the lowest amount of cholesterol compared to any other meat. Eat up Friends!

HIGH QUALITY

Giving you the best quality beef is what we strive for. Starting with what we feed our cattle to how the meat is processed, every step is carefully planned to make sure the end result is top quality. Our cattle are grass-fed, grain finished, and never injected with hormones or antibiotics. All of our meat is dry-aged for 21 days to improve both texture and flavor.

our wagyu

LET'S GET BEEFY

DID YOU KNOW?

"Wagyu" Translated literally means "Japanese Cow".

Out of the three bloodlines of Japanese Black - Tajima, Kedaka, and Shimane - Tajima are the most prized and renowned. Tajima Wagyu are the ONLY breed certified as "Japanese Kobe" and must be produced from within the Hyogo Prefecture. Tajima black have unequated and extremely high degrees of marbling, flavor, and "melt in your mouth" texture. All Wodagyu cattle are registered as Tajima Black and are certified with the American Wagyu Association.

DRY AGED FOR
21 DAYS

Dry Aging concentrates the succulent beefy flavor and tenderizes the meat.

NO ANTIBIOTICS
OR HORMONES

All of our cattle are raised in a natural environment and are never injected with artificial hormones or antibiotics.

GRASS AND
GRAIN FED

Our cows are pasture raised and supplemented with specially formulated grain feed for 180-200 days.

MARBLING

GOOD FATS

Marbling is the soft white intramuscular fat cells that are distributed throughout lean red meat. It isn’t the typical chewy texture that is often associated with fat, rather it has a silky texture giving it more flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. It is extremely difficult to attain, making it the main indicator of the quality of the meat.

Wodagyu has dedicated over 10 years of research to develop our Wagyu’s distinct flavor and texture. The combination of careful breeding, specialized diet, and animal happiness, allow us to create some of the highest quality and most marbled Wagyu beef in America.

BEEF MARBLING SCALE

GRADING BEEF QUALITY

Standard scale used in the beef industry to grade the quality of beef.
A5 beef is typically in the 10-12 zone.
Wodagyu’s meat is around 7-9 zone.
USDA prime lies in the 2-3 zone.

DID YOU KNOW?
Wagyu marbling is very rare - around 0.029% of all cattle produced in the world achieve this type of marbling.

WODAGYU VS USDA PRIME

HEART HEALTHY

EAT UP FRIENDS!

Due to the genetics and how wagyu cattle are raised, Wagyu beef is dense with healthy fats as opposed to industrial raised cows that are unhealthy. Wagyu beef contains high levels of monounsaturated Fats & Polyunsaturated fats. The health benefits are comparable to salmon and olive oil.

SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF OLEIC ACID:

  • Good for your heart

HIGH RATIO OF MONOSAUTRATED FAT TO SATURATED FAT:

  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Prevents coronary disease
  • Helps Weight Loss

HIGH LEVELS OF CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID:

  • Contributes to weight loss
  • Improves Immune System
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Reduces the risk of Type II Diabetes