American Akaushi Association

Thank you for your interest in Akaushi.

As you will see, this is not just another breed of cattle and this is not just another association. It is our mission to provide market opportunities for our members. We will not leave you out of the loop. We offer breeders who use Akaushi genetics a complete program, from conception to consumer, which will put more dollars in your pocket. According to the experts, what the beef industry needs is a higher quality, more consistent product. With Akaushi you can achieve this in just one generation.

√   Guaranteed Premiums
√   USDA Branded Programs
√   DNA verification on every animal
√   A4 Upgrading Program that will add value to your herd

We hope you find the website interesting and informative.  Please take a look around and if you have questions or would like more information please contact our office.

2014 American Akaushi Association Convention

Plan now to join us for the 3rd Annual AAA Convention, Nov. 14-16, 2014, at the
Lost Pines Resort, Austin/Bastrop, Texas.

For more information, visit the Convention page.

Akaushi Breeders Receive Texas Beef Quality Assurance Award

Fort Worth, Texas – Howard and Carolyn Davis of San Jacinto Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, were announced as this year’s recipients of the Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award. The award was presented during the 2013 Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station, Texas.

The Davises will compete against other state BQA winners for the National BQA Award, which will be announced at the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.

“BQA guidelines are designed to ensure that consumers can feel confident that the beef they purchase at the grocery store was produced with the best possible care for the animal in mind,” said Pete Bonds, rancher and acting Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President.

“Howard and Carolyn are well respected for raising high quality, gentle cattle. Their implementation of BQA recommended practices on the ranch have been very evident to those who do business with them, and rarely does an educational program go by that you don’t see one or both of them in attendance,” said Bonds.

Longtime TSCRA members, the Davises have raised registered and commercial cattle on the San Jacinto Ranch since 2007. The land was first purchased in 1889 by Howard’s great-grandfather and has been in agricultural production ever since.

“Howard and Carolyn are an example to all cattle producers. Their thirst for continual knowledge and improvement on their operation is evident,” said Bonds. “They’ve used BQA best practices while providing leadership to others; all with the goal of producing safe, wholesome and nutritious beef for consumers.”

Akaushi and The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Tour





Matador Field Day – Eureka, Kansas

Clark Bogle and Terrence Bailiff visit at the field day.

Clark Bogle and Terrence Bailiff visit at the field day.

The message of the day.

The message of the day.

J.D. Russell talks about Akaushi.

J.D. Russell talks about Akaushi.

Arlo Dekraai, Tulsa, Oklahoma, talks to the crowd at the Matador Field Day.

Arlo Dekraai, Tulsa, Oklahoma, talks to the crowd at the Matador Field Day.

Debbie and Bart Gillan were in attendance to learn more about Akaushi.

Debbie and Bart Gillan were in attendance to learn more about Akaushi.

Akaushi Breeder, Matador Ranch is the winner of the 2013 Zoetis – AQHA Best Remuda Award

To honor the contributions that ranch horses have made to the heritage of the American Quarter Horse, the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis have named the Matador Ranch of Matador, Texas, the recipient of the 2013 Best Remuda Award.

Owned by The Matador Cattle Co., a division of Koch Agriculture Company, the 130,000-acre Matador Ranch spans parts of Motley, Dickens, Floyd, Cottle and Crosby counties in Texas.

Ranch records show involvement with AQHA as early as the 1940s, which continued when the current ownership began in 1952. Today’s Matador Ranch includes acreage that was originally part of the Matador Land and Cattle Co., which was created in the late 1800s by a group of Scottish investors. An AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder, the Matador Ranch is an AQHA 35-year cumulative breeder and has competed in AQHA ranch horse competitions and AQHA Alliance Partner Ranch Horse Association of America events.

The horse-breeding focus of the ranch is to produce quality horses that are able to traverse rugged terrain safely with outstanding cow ability.

Top breeding horses contributing to the remuda include Lost Echo Gal, Matadors Nifty Gal, Claires Double, High Marked and Wrigly. The remuda’s top performance horses include MCC Double Heaven, MCC Big Gun, MCC Hank San Teen, MCC Playboys High Brow and MCC Peppy San Royal.

Horses are vital to successfully gathering cattle from many areas of the ranch that are inaccessible to a vehicle. Matador horses are trained using a variety of techniques so that the horses have the training and experience to excel in many disciplines. Providing quality horses for their cowboys to safely conduct business across the ranch is a major goal for the remuda.

Matador Ranch is also one of the ranches hosting the Legends of the American Quarter Horse Trail Ride to benefit the American Quarter Horse Foundation. For more details about the ride, stay tuned to

The Best Remuda award began in 1992 and has since recognized several outstanding ranches for their efforts in raising American Quarter Horses, an important tool of their trade. The award will be presented at the 2013 Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championship Ranch Rodeo in November in Amarillo. The November issue of America’s Horse magazine will contain a special feature story on the Matador Ranch.

Any ranch that has five or more American Quarter Horse mares used to produce horses for ranch work and is an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder is eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Zoetis-AQHA Best Remuda Award, visit

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