Reserve Cattle Company
We are very excited to announce our new farm location in Warsaw, Missouri. With both Wagyu and Rubia Gallega cattle we were running out of room and this new acreage gives us opportunities to grow even more. Farm tours are welcome!
Rubia Gallega is a breed of cattle indigenous to Spain, more specifically from Galicia in the North West part of Spain. The breed has influence from Simmental, Swiss Braunvieh, British Shorthorn and Portuguese Barrosã. A herdbook was established in 1933, the current herd size according to the registry in 2015 was just under 40,000 head. The breed was first brought to North America in 2019 by Reserve Cattle Company.
Rubia Gallega Beef
It is exceptionally tender beef with great depth of flavor. When dry aged you will experience a sophisticated concentration of beefy and succulent flavors with undertones of summer meadows, hints of blue cheese and a rich buttery taste. The more mature the animal at harvest the more concentrated the flavors. It’s extremely rare to come across a steak from a Rubia Gallega unless you are traveling through Spain or other major culinary destinations like Paris, London or Hong Kong.
For the cattleman, the breed offers explosive growth, very high yields and harvest ready steers within a year without compromising quality or tenderness. The unique and breed specific ability to age on the hoof gives the cattleman an opportunity to convert a cow who’s become infertile later in her life into the premium luxury beef that can command thousands of dollars. The breed itself is rare consisting of only 40,000 animals with the majority residing in Galicia, Spain.
What is the difference between Kobe and Wagyu?
Kobe is a brand of beef that’s raised only in the Hyogo Prefecture and can only be from the Tajima lines of the Japanese Black Wagyu. All Kobe is Wagyu from the Japanese Black but not all Wagyu are Kobe. Kobe is the most well known of the Wagyu brands but each Prefecture has its own brands, some farms and co-ops have their own brands as well. Miyazaki is another well known brand, Miyazaki beef has beaten Kobe in the last 3 Wagyu Olympics which is held every 5 years. The last winner was in 2017 and it was Kagoshima beef.
Are “Purebreds” and “Full Bloods” the same thing?
No they are not, “Purebred “ in most other breeds means 100% Full Blood but with the American Wagyu Association it is as low as 93% to 99% but can never be 100%. It can be confusing since we have the term Purebred and Full Blood which usually mean the same thing. When purchasing genetics make sure to look at the registration number. A Full Blood will start with FB followed by its registration number, a Purebred will start with PB followed by the registration number and below Purebred we also have Percentage which will start with a PC followed by registration number.
Can I buy 100% Full Blood Wagyu genetics in the US?
Yes you can, we only raise 100% Full Blood Wagyu that DNA trace all the way back to Japan. Just be aware when purchasing genetics Purebred is NOT 100%. It must say FB followed by its registration number for Full Blood on the pedigree to be 100% Full Blood. Also be cautious of the color, if it does not say 100% Black or 100% Red on the pedigree then it is a cross of the two and biologically not Full Blood according to the Japanese. Some older registration papers may use the word “composite” in place of coat color percentage. The term composite (cross) which more accurately describe them was removed and replaced with a color percentage.