We Raise Premium Cattle

California Stone Creek, only ships Wagyu cattle that have been raised according to standard. You can taste the difference.

Our Process

To ensure sustainability, producers of Wagyu follow specific practices that ensure they produce the best-tasting beef. Full-blood Wagyu cattle provide great performance in the production of a delicious beef. Their purebred counterparts also produce a product is premium in quality.

Full-blood and Purebred Wagyu Beef – Full-blood Wagyu can be traced back to original Japanese cattle. If the cattle are purebred, the lineage features one non-Wagyu parent in a set of 16 great-grandparents. That makes the cattle about 94% Wagyu. Given that that percentage is an important factor here, you can breed two parents that are purebred or a full-blood bull with a percentage cow (87.5%) to achieve these results. 

A Japanese Cattle Brand – Japanese Wagyu is one of the most distinguished cattle in the world because they are associated with a premium cattle breed. Kobe beef from the Hyogo prefecture can sell for as much as $200 per steak. Therefore, Wagyu beef is considered a premium food product within and outside Japan. The beef promises a gourmet dining experience and commands a high price wherever it is served.

Hallmarks Of Premium Wagyu

Marbling & Fat Content

The quality of the marbling is a distinguishing factor

Texture & Firmness

Soft and tender, Wagyu's signature melt in your mouth

Brightness & Color

The bright red meat showcases the brand and quality

Fat Quality & Luster

Fed only premium feed yields a higher quality fat content

We Export To The World

Our Breed

An Original Japanese Cattle Breed

The breeds used to produce Wagyu beef come from indigenous Japanese cows crossed with Western cattle during the early 1900s. They were selectively bred over the years to produce a beef product that features organic unsaturated fat. 

The Fat in the Beef Makes It Distinct

The fat is what gives Wagyu beefs its distinctive marbling – marbling that his high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The beef’s taste also exudes a distinct umami flavor. Besides the genetic components, special consideration is given to the cattle’s environment, living conditions, and feed.

Grading Wagyu Beef – Japanese Style

Tender and marbled Wagyu beef is raised according to stringent guidelines – guidelines that take into the account the marbling, smell, brightness, color, firmness, and texture of the beef. Beef is graded in Japan using two scales – one for the amount of meat yielded (from class A to class B) and the other for the quality of marbling (from 1 to 5). The best Wagyu grades are A-4 or A-5.

Wagyu Cattle Bred in the US

The Japanese Black accounts for 90% of the production of Wagyu beef. The Japanese Brown (also called the Japanese Red) is produced, along with the Japanese Black, in the US.

How We Feed

Barley Feed For Wagyu Cattle

The Wagyu Feeding Method

To ensure that Wagyu beef is outstanding, a Japanese style feeding program is established – one that is as holistic as it is sustainable. This feed program emphasizes the following:

  • Total growth management to support the nutritional needs of Wagyu cattle during each phase.
  • A specially formulated organic ration.
  • Selected feed ingredients that emphasize flavor and a healthy composition of fatty acids.
  • Feeding up to 30 months.
  • A reduction of stress.
  • Small group management.
Basic Feed Ingredients

Basic feed ingredients consist of grain products, such as barley and corn, and protein, such as canola or soybean meal. Soybean meal is emphasized, as it is high in lysine. Cattle are also fed by-products, such as wheat bran, okara (a by-product of soy milk), nut husks, and barley husks. Minerals are represented by limestone (to prevent the formation of kidney stones) and salt, which serves as a balance mineral.

During The Raising Process

  1. Types of Roughage – Roughage is also incorporated into a Wagyu feeding program in the form of grasses hay, alfalfa hay (which is high in vitamin A) and rice straw or wheat straw. 
  2. Abundant Marbling – By following the above feeding formula, premium cattle are produced – cattle that possess abundant marbling and a highly nutritional meat. The marbling that is produced is not greasy like other cattle fat, but presents a savory and smooth flavor instead.
  3. The Starter Feed Program – During the feeding program, the first three months feature a grazing and starter ration. Early weaning is facilitated to ensure growth and to prepare cattle for a grain feeding program. 
  4. The Middle Part of the Cattle Feeding Program – From the third month to 13 months of age, a ration plus hay is introduced to make sure cattle receive enough roughage. This feed formula is given to enhance muscle growth and develop rumen size.
  5. The Finishing Ration – The Final Phase – From 14 to 30 months, Wagyu cattle are given a finisher ration – one that restricts vitamin A consumption and optimizes feed consumption to develop marbling. This type of format allows Wagyu growers to concentrate on raising the best cattle in the world. By managing cattle by age groups and controlling ration changes, abundant marbling can be realized.
  6. Reducing Environmental Stress – Environmental stress in minimized by managing animals in feeding environments that are contained and feeding cattle in smaller groups. 

Three major components in raising premium cattle:

  • Cattle feeding is started at a young age, beginning with early weaning and supplemental nutrition necessary for calf growth. This is done to ensure muscle development and a higher beef yield at maturity.
  • Developing the rumen with high-quality roughage during post weaning (from four to nine months of age) helps in enhancing feed consumption later. Roughage consumption, during this time, increases rumen size and maintains the bacteria population in the rumen.
  • Maintaining feed consumption for as long as permitted to elevate the score for marb
Wagyu Cattle

A Commitment To Exceptional Cattle

Premium Wagyu For Export

Raising premium Wagyu cattle is based on genetics and a careful and organic feeding program. California Stone Creek supports Wagyu cattle production that is not only holistic but good for the environmental and sustainability as a whole. That is why we are confident that our beef product will meet our customer’s needs for quality, yield, and taste.

We Surpass Other Cattle Brands in the Beef Industry

Wagyu cattle are indeed a cattle brand that surpasses other cattle brand in terms of quality and uniqueness. We, at California Stone Creek, believe that raising a premium brand product requires the implementation of environmental and sustainability measures – measures that, when practiced, ensures the continued quality and taste of Wagyu beef.

We Export To The World.

California Stone Creek was setup to assist our Chinese offices source premium products in top growing regions from around the world. We also export to partners and help maintain a steady source of quality products for their markets. Please contact us today for more information.

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