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At BLAC Wagyu, we raise 100% full-blood Wagyu registered with the American Wagyu Association. All of our stock’s DNA is traceable back to Japan and is primarily from the Japanese Tajima bloodline, the only bloodline that qualifies as Kobe beef in Japan. Our grass-fed, antibiotic-free Wagyu has beautiful marbling, incredible texture, and an unmatched rich umami flavor.



Our farm breeds exclusively 100% full-blood Wagyu, registered with the American Wagyu Association. Our cattle's DNA is traceable to Japan, ensuring authenticity and quality.


BLAC Wagyu’s full-blood Japanese Wagyu is high-end and noticeably higher-quality.  Because Japanese Wagyu requires a much greater level of care than American Wagyu, most of the local Virginia breeders produce American Wagyu. While this makes for low maintenance, low-cost cattle, the level of marbling suffers.

We use the term “full-blood” rather than “purebred” because the American Wagyu Association (AWA) classifies any breed of cattle with 92.8% Wagyu as purebred Wagyu. The term “full-blood Wagyu,” as defined by the AWA, refers to a cow with a 100% Wagyu bloodline traceable directly to Japan.

"All of our stock is traceable back to Japan with zero cross breeding with Angus or any other breed of cattle."

BLAC Wagyu cattle are pasture raised in the beautiful rolling hills east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our cattle are allowed to roam out in the open and aren't confined inside enclosures. Grass-fed cattle are healthier, taste better and is better for you. Our Wagyu is all 100% DNA registered full blood Japanese Tajima bloodline, the only bloodline qualifying for Kobe beef in Japan. Our Wagyu consistently averages a Beef Marble Score (BMS) of ~6 giving richness without being overwhelming rich. You'll notice the webbing of fat that runs throughout it, creating a creamy, buttery mouth-feel.

There’s a reason our beef is one of the most popular in VA/DC area. Our antibiotic-free Wagyu beef never uses antibiotics and growth promotants/production enhancers. Our priority is quality rather than quantity, achieved by maintaining a limited herd size. By providing exceptional personalized attention to each cow, we are able to achieve the utmost quality in our end product. 



Our cattle are pasture raised in Marshall, VA utilizing planned rotational grazing practices. These practices allow us to enrich our soil without fertilizer, help decrease atmospheric CO2 levels, reduce runoff and increase water retention. All of these methods create the best nutrient-dense grass for our cattle to graze on.

"Wagyu is full of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, those same good monounsaturated fats you find in salmon".

Grains are also an integral part of the feeding process at BLAC Wagyu because exclusively grass feeding is not sufficient enough to produce high quality marbling in Wagyu meat. Each day we feed our cattle a custom blend of grains that meet the standards of traditional Japanese feeding. This results in our beef consistently averaging a BMS (Beef Marbling Standard) rating of ~6, a high grade of excellence


Focus On Local & All-Natural

We source our all-natural non-GMO grain from a local co-op right here in Marshall, VA. We follow the scientific method established by Dr. Jimmy Horner’s Protocol Naturals—an all-natural feed approach to livestock operations resulting in the consistent production of top-quality meat without the use of oral antibiotics and growth production enhancers. Additionally, BLAC Wagyu is free from gluten, preservatives, nitrates, nitrites, phosphate, and MSG.

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You are guaranteed quality and freshness when you buy directly from our farm. At BLAC Wagyu, we believe 100% Wagyu should be accessible to everyone, whether you're a home cook or a MICHELIN-starred chef. We offer a variety of cuts to local chefs, top-rated restaurants in Northern Virginia, and individuals through our online store. 

BLAC Wagyu's farm is located in Marshall, VA, a hyper-local community with a long history of agriculture. Our goal is to slowly grow our herd and satisfy the growing demand for high-quality Wagyu in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area.



Japanese Wagyu differs from American Wagyu in many respects but generally it is made by crossbreeding cattle, usually a full-blood Wagyu with an Angus. Certified Angus are bred to be hearty, they produce an overabundance of milk for their offspring and, in places like Virginia, have adapted to live in harsh winter and summer conditions. Angus cattle live primarily in pastures and are supplemented with a minimal amount of hay. While crossbreeding Angus with a full-blood Wagyu results in appealing texture and flavor, it doesn’t compare to the intense marbling and flavor of full-blood Wagyu.

"Most Local Virginia Wagyu breeders often crossbreed their Wagyu with Angus, resulting in an F1 rating of 50% Wagyu and 50% other breeds."

Japanese Wagyu is a specialized and much rarer breed in the United States (and Virginia) compared to American Wagyu. For over 150 years, Japanese Wagyu have been bred with the sole purpose of producing as much marbling as possible. Naturally producing very little milk, Japanese Wagyu are required to be grain-fed from an early age making them less hearty than other breeds.


Among the many other differences between the two breeds, American Wagyu cattle get 400+ days of feed, while Japanese Wagyu get 650+ days of feed. Japanese Wagyu is also smaller, producing 750lbs of beef compared to American Wagyu’s 1200lbs. Ultimately, raising full-blood Wagyu is much more difficult, demanding, and ambitious than raising the average Angus cross breeds.


It is important to know that many farmers classify their animals as Wagyu, when in fact, they are Wagyu-Angus crossbreeds. This is typically represented on a rating scale of F1 - F5 which means the cow contains 50% - 96.875% Wagyu respectively. Most American Wagyu is rated F1 which is 50% Wagyu and 50% other. 

At BLAC Wagyu, we exclusively breed 100% full-blood Wagyu that is registered with the American Wagyu Association. Every cattle's DNA can be traced back to Japan lineage, ensuring top-notch authenticity and quality.


Local small farm raised Wagyu.
Full-Blood Japanese lineage.


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