Akaushi is a breed of Japanese cattle that has become available in the United States through HeartBrand Beef. Akaushi (Japanese Red Cattle) originated and evolved in Kumamoto, Japan. The cattle were developed to withstand the challenging climate and physiographic features of Kumamoto as well as the discriminating taste of Japanese consumers.

HeartBrand Beef is committed to preserving pure Akaushi bloodlines. We have taken great care to diligently maintain the Akaushi genetics by replicating Japanese production systems, management practices and breed programs, the key to delivering the healthiest, best-tasting and highest quality beef to U.S. consumers.