Full-Blood Japanese Wagyu
Since 1993 we have been perfecting our herd genetics to ensure 100% pure animals and top-quality breeding stock. It wasn't until 2013 when we entered the beef production market and butchered our first animal. Over the past 7 years, you've been able to find PRW at top restaurants and butcher shops throughout the Pacific Northwest or for pick up at our farm store in Gold Beach, Oregon. Finally, as of 2020, we are proud to offer our product through direct online sales and will ship anywhere within the contiguous US!
All of our animals are pasture raised until they reach a select weight and age. At that time they begin a grain-fed regimen. Our full-blood animals are fed on a 500+ day ration, which has been designed and used inside the country of Japan. This feeding is specifically designed for the Wagyu breed and is what takes our meat beyond prime.
“In my opinion, Pacific Rogue Wagyu produces the highest quality product on the market in the United States.”
- Tim West, Chef/Founder, Food Hackathon
F-1 Wagyu Cross
In addition to our full-blood herd, we also raise F1’s (50% Angus, 50% Wagyu).
These animals are kept on pasture longer than the full-blood Wagyus and are grain-fed for 250-300 days. Contact us for wholesale availability.
Family-Owned & Operated
Pacific Rogue Wagyu is completely family-owned and operated. We are involved in every step of the process- from birth to butcher. We have been perfecting our product since 1993, and are proud to offer this product directly to your doorstep. Please contact us to discuss our product and we welcome any questions you may have.
We sell individual cuts as well as full, half, and quarter carcasses. Contact us for pricing and availability of bulk quantities.
Wagyu Beef Cuts
Curious about where your steak comes from? Wonder why the filet mignon is so much more tender than the chuck? Ever heard of a coulotte? Check out our diagram! Generally, beef can be separated into primals: the large regions of meat initially separated from the carcass of an animal during butchering. Examples of primals include the round, loin, rib, and chuck. Then, our beef is further separated into individual cuts. At PRW, we customize our cuts to the needs of our customer and to fulfill popular demand.
HISTORY OF WAGYU - OUTSIDE OF JAPAN
Wagyu was first exported to the USA in 1976 with the importation of two full-blood wagyu black bulls and two fullblood red wagyu bulls. These four bulls formed the foundation of the “American Wagyu”.
For over 17 years, no new Wagyu cattle were allowed out of Japan and the genetic diversity was limited to only the four bulls. In 1993, the first shipment of full-blood wagyu (consisting of two bulls and the FIRST three heifers) were imported into the US. There was heavy opposition coming from the Japanese Wagyu Registry, Japanese Farm Coops, and the Japanese Wagyu Breeders, who were strongly opposed to the exportation.
The bulls in that shipment were “Michifuku” and Haruki 2”. The heifers in that shipment were “Suzutani”, “Okutani” and “Rikitani”.
Of the three heifers, Susutani and Rikitani were the first 100% Tajima females to leave Japan and the third heifer, Okutani, was a unique individual with Okushige x KitutanixDai 7 Itozajura – being ¾ Tajima and ¼ Fujiyoshi. All three heifers were purchased due to the fact that all had the great sire, Shigeshigenami in their pedigrees.
Suzutani is considered the greatest Tajima to ever leave Japan with Okutani being equally as influential. The first full blood Wagyu born in the United States was born in 1994 from an embryo out of Okutani purchased for $50,000. The heifer calf was named Fujiko and was a mating of Okutani and Haruki 2. Fujiko became one of the most influential females of the breed, so influential that her DNA was sold for $26,000 in 2012 at the Texas Wagyu Association sale. Pacific Rogue Wagyu has these exact genetics.
In 1993 Pacific Rogue Wagyu (then KG Wagyu) purchased two embryos- Haruki 2 x Okutani and Haruki 2 x Suzutani. Pacific Rogue Wagyu then had the 5th and 11th full-blood wagyu heifers ever to be born in the US.
“Chef Matt can count on one hand how many times he’s gotten to butcher a specimen like this.”
–Urban Farmer Restaurant, Portland, OR
PROMINENT PRW BLOODLINES
Michifuku is thought by some to be the most important/best carcass bull to ever leave Japan and was formally the #1 marbling bull in the U.S. Sire Summary. He is Yasumi Doi on his sire side and Yasutanidoi J472 on the dam’s side. Yasutanidoi and Yasumi Doi are 2 of the most famous Tajima sires. It should be pointed out that Michifuku’s sire, Monjiro, produced carcasses that sold for $21,000 at the 2007 All Japan Wagyu Competition.
Suzutani. Thorough research of the Wagyu breed reveals that Suzutani was the most genetically influential cow to ever be exported from Japan to the United States. She has proven her genetic value through her popular sons, Sanjirou and Shigeshigetani. These deep pedigreed females are the cornerstone of our herd.
Suzutani's mother was Suzunami and her grandsire was Shigeshigenami J10632, who has a reputation for producing the best genetics in Japan. Sanjirou's genetic background suggests that he will have ideal meat production efficiency, with great meat quality, large REA, thick rib and high yield rate.
Haruki 2 was a balanced combination of the major Wagyu bloodlines, Tajima, Kedaka, Itozakura and Shimane. Haruki 2 is 56% Tajima, 13% Itozakura, 19% Shimane and 6% Kedaka. Couple this with the fact that he was considered of good enough genetics to breed to arguably the greatest cow in Wagyu history, Suzutani, resulting in that outstanding bull Shigeshigetani.
JVP Fukutsuru 068 is perhaps the most famous Wagyu sire in U.S. history, and certainly the prime example of Tajima bloodlines. He leads all sires in marbling in the 2006 U.S. Wagyu Sire Summary (published by Washington State University), beating all other Wagyu sires by a broad margin. He also headed the previous Sire Summary, published in 2001. Japanese Venture Partners (JVP) imported Fukutsuru 068 into the United States in 1994.
With these bloodlines and lineage, it is no wonder that Fukutsuru 068 has been proven by Washington State University as the number one marbling bull in the Sire Summary.
Sanjirou has the potential to become one of the most influential sires of the Tajima line, having great meat quality, large ribeye area, thick rib and high yields. In the 2006 U.S. Wagyu Sire Summary, Sanjirou ranks third highest in marbling, behind Fukutsuru 068, but ahead of his sire, Michifuku.
Okutani - Her sire, “Okushige (JAP)” was proven by the Miyagi Prefectural Society along with two full brothers, “Namimune (JAP)” and “Shigemune (JAP) all sons of the Japanese legendary sire, “Shigeshigenami (JAP)”. Okutani died shortly after her arrival to the US and few progeny are available from this line.
World K’s Yasufuku Jr. is the son of Yasufuku J930, who sired there of the top marbling bulls in Japan and sired one champion and Grand sired two more champions on the 9th Zenkoku All-Japan Wagyu competition
JVP Kikuyasu 400
Kikuyuasu 400 was the largest %100 Tajima fullblood bull at 2000 pounds, ever exported from Japan. He is a linebred Kikunoridoi bull. His maternal grandsire is Kikuterudoi, son of Kikunoridoi, who was one of the highest marbling bulls in the history of the Wagyu breed.
World K’s Takazakura (FB2892) is one of the great foundation bulls of the Wagyu breed. His grandsire, Yasufuku J930, sired 3 of the highest marbling sires of the 9th Zenkoku (“Wagyu Olympics”) in Japan. His sire is Takaei 1412, and his dam is Dai Ni Sakura 7.
World K’S Kitaguni Jr. is the son of Kitaguni 7/8, who’s name is highly esteemed in Japanese pedigrees. He is also the grandson of Dai 7 Itozakura. Kitaguni Jr. is a balanced bull being 37% Tajima, 25% Otozakura, 12.5% Kedaka and 12.5% Shimane
TF Itozuru Doi 151
He is a composite bull with a great pedigree: half Tajima, ¼ Fujiyoshi and ¼ Kedaka. His Kedaka line gives him a large frame (over 2,400 pounds), and his Fujiyoshi bloodline gives him excellent marbling.