Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef

The beauty of Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef (or American Kobe Beef) is in its simplicity. It’s raised from the finest stock in the best environment, resulting in an intense and succulent beef flavor.

Wagyu cattle are genetically predisposed to a higher percentage of unsaturated fat than any other breed, resulting in a beef so tender that it’s sometimes called the “Butter Knife Beef.” Prime, the highest USDA marbling grade for beef, does not represent the premium quality of Snake River Farms. They use a combination of Japanese and US grading systems since the Japanese system includes marbling scores higher than Prime.

Keep reading to learn more about how Snake River Farms American Wagyu cattle are bred and raised.


During the second century AD, Wagyu cattle were brought from the Asian mainland to the Kobe region of Japan. The breed was refined over many generations, and has become famous for its intense flavor and supreme tenderness.

Over a decade ago, Snake River Farms brought over a small herd of Wagyu cattle from Japan to the high plain of the Snake River in Eastern Idaho. the Wagyu bulls were crossed with premium American Black Angus to form a proprietary herd that has developed into one of the finest groups of Wagyu/Angus cross cattle in the United States.


Family owned and operated, Snake River Farms believes in sustaining family owned farms and ranches who embrace the exacting standards to raise their livestock. Every step in the production process is strictly controlled to ensure that this level of distinction is achieved.

The American Wagyu Beef cattle grow slowly, a process that can take up to four times as long as traditional US cattle production methods. Snake River Farms has adopted many aspects of the heritage-steeped Japanese feeding method, including a slow-paced and sustainable diet that includes Idaho potatoes, soft white wheat, corn and alfalfa hay. Snake River Farms never uses growth promoting hormones or animal by-products in the feed for a 100% natural & delicious beef!