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Yamamoto Ranch

Gary Yamamoto | Palestine, TX

Yamamoto Genetics

It was 30 years ago when Gary and Beverly Yamamoto saw a dream come to life. After years of visiting and developing a strong bond with Shogo Takeda, a longtime Wagyu legend in Japan, the American Takeda cattle herd, in its entirety, became the Yamamoto’s very own. With a ranch in Texas, the Yamamotos could now care for these beloved Wagyu in the rolling hills of Palestine. The Yamamotos also sell their herd’s prized genetics to other Wagyu ranchers across the country.

With the help of modern breeding techniques, Yamamoto’s 100% Black Wagyu herd are completely traceable to Japan. The herd, all born and raised on the ranch, is comprised of the very Takeda genetics the ranch purchased directly from the highly recognized breeder from Japan. This is award-winning Wagyu, with several Grand and Reserve Grand Champion titles from the Houston livestock show.

The herd at Yamamoto are fed corn in addition to grazing on nearly 1,000-acres of Coastal Bermuda in addition to hay and a grain mixture. Yamamoto Wagyu are finished on all-natural, non-GMO hay and grain. This results in a taste and texture only found in Wagyu — luscious marbling, supreme tenderness and mellow, beefy flavor.

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