LA Fortaleza BeefAbout Us
Welcome to La Fortaleza beef! Our team is committed to providing locally raised, premium Texas beef directly to your doorstep.
Established in 2018, La Fortaleza Beef is a product of dedication, hard work and one man’s dream. With an extensive history in the oilfield and a lifetime of entrepreneurship, our founder always knew that he wanted to get back to his ranching roots. Growing up on a ranch and having a passion for quality beef, drove his decision to partner with one of the top beef cattle producers in Texas to start their own herd of 100% DNA-certified Japanese Akaushi cattle.
With a mission to provide the world the best tasting and nutritional Texas beef through ingenuity, premium genetics, and compassion. Our Akaushi cattle are compassionately raised on Fortaleza de Zavala Ranch in La Pryor, Texas, grass-fed and raised naturally without the use of growth-promoting drugs or hormones. Prior to slaughter, La Fortaleza Beef steers are finished in a feeding program in Hondo, Texas, that utilizes Texas grain to optimize marbling potential. As a result, La Fortaleza Beef has a rich buttery flavor that is guaranteed to stand out against all other beef.
Akaushi is a breed of Japanese-Wagyu beef that is best known for its distinct genetics that allows them to produce impressive amounts of intramuscular marbling. La Fortaleza Beef cattle are unique in the fact that they are 100% full-blood Akaushi. Our cattle accumulate tissue with higher ratios of monosaturated to saturated fatty acids. Various studies have shown that consumption of higher levels of monosaturated fats, can aid in decreased risk of coronary heart disease, lower cholesterol, and weight loss. Akaushi beef is also a significant source of oleic acid, which, according to the USDA, is “good for the heart.”