Whitesell Farms Wagyu

         Your source for Wagyu beef in Cullman, Alabama!


Quick Reference:

If you are looking for beef by the side, you are in the right place - keep reading and scrolling down.
If you are looking to shop at a Farmer's Market or for boxed beef, check out the page for North Alabama Wagyu.
If you are looking for it by the steak, fresh - try the page for our partners The Cajun Cleaver in Birmingham.
If you are wanting a gourmet restaurant experience - try Cotton Row in Huntsville.

Available Stock

Our beef are raised to exacting standards, following a process that we continue to improve as we gain more experience. For the first 205 days, the calf is raised primarily by its dam on milk and grass. At 205 days, they are weaned on ample pasture with unlimited access to hay and minerals. During the weaning period they receive between five and eight pounds of 13% protein cattle feed each day to encourage growth and provide the baseline for future marbling. At 12 months of age, they move to our Yearling Pasture where they are supplied with ample pasture, hay, and mineral salts, plus access to a high-protein all-natural feed that is designed to provide enough bulk digestible material to limit over consumption. Depending on the amount of Wagyu influence, they will transition to the final stage of the finishing process between 20 and 25 months of age. During this phase, for 100 days they will have free choice access to a high quality finishing feed mix in addition to their hay and pasture. During this phase they reach a high degree of marbling and build up an ample fat supply required for butchering.

How it Works for Custom Beef

We sell our sides of beef directly to the end consumer, however our responsibility ends with the delivery of the live animal to your preferred butcher. You (and the person you are paired with for the other side) are purchasing the live animal from us and each of you will then work (independently) with the butcher shop to specify how your beef is prepared. Delivery to the butcher is free within a 30 mile range of our farm and we are happy to make a recommendation of a local butcher, as well as provide assistance in what you should ask for. The butcher's fee is your responsibility and generally ranges from $0.55 to $0.75 per pound of hanging weight depending on the shop and options.

We price our beef based on their hanging weight. This is the weight of the side after butchering but before it has been processed. This is the fairest measure of your eventual yield. It does mean that we cannot tell you the exact price until the hanging weight is available but an estimate is provided in table below.

Priority is given to our returning customers, and they receive the average price from the prior year. That is our way of saying thanks for your continued business! New customers are served on a first come, first served business when there is available stock. The starting price for new customers is market driven. The tables below show the status of our available stock.

Potential new customers need to use the Contact Us form on this website to register interest. After we have talked with you and verified that you understand what you are getting into, we will register you as the purchaser of a selected side.

How it Works for Wholesale/Retail Distribution

In 2016, we began to experiment with delivering our beef "into Commerce" as the USDA describes it - i.e. distributing our beef to a supermarket, restaurant, or end consumer at a Farmers Market. It turns out that to do this correctly is a bit more complicated than delivering Custom Beef to our direct customers. First off, the animal must be harvested at an USDA inspected processing facility. We are currently using H and P Meats, a Federally USDA Inspected facility, in South Pittsburgh, TN for this. After processing, the beef must be ferried in a refrigerated transport from the processing plant to the wholesale or retail outlet. The temperature of the trailer is logged at the start and end of the journey, and every 3 hours along the way (if necessary). This attention to details insures that we are meeting USDA and Health Department guidelines and that the beef arrives at the end consumer safe and sound.

Beef processed for wholesale or retail distribution is priced at market rates. It can be packaged as "boxed beef" with whole loins (to allow the supermarket or restaurant to hand-cut their steaks) or packaged as individual steaks. In any case, it is our intention to give each cut a Quick Reference (QR) Code and a web site landing zone that provides details on their purchase that can be prominently displayed so that their customers know EXACTLY where it comes from. If you are interested in this avenue of delivery, please use the same Contact Us form for more information.

Fourth Quarter 2017 and First Quarter 2018 Sides

As we transition into 2018, the benefits of transition to a totally Wagyu influenced program begin to show up with a significant increase in the availability of beef! We will be booking slots for each animal at H and P Meats in South Pittsburgh, TN since their USDA Inspected facility gives us the most options on distribution. If you wish to use a different processor, please let us know as soon as possible so we can secure a slot elsewhere.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-28 (41C) Side A

514 

683 

1090 

1475 est. 

445 est. 

WF Ms Anna 18A x BR Michifuku 1604

This an F2 (75%) steer in our classic breeding program; with a dam from the high marbling Sanjiro lineage and a sire picked to increase size. You will see this repeated a couple of times in the list. This calf graded out in the top 20%, with his size being a big factor of that. He had a yearling frame score of 5.8, well above his contemporary average. These sides will be delivered to H and P Meats in South Pittsburgh, TN on 14-Nov-17.

sold - RH

Side B 




 



sold - BD

G-12 (3D) Side A

483 

589 

850 

1145 est. 

345 est. 

Y-224 x WFW Bama Akiyoshi 10B

This F1 (50%) heifer was not selected to retain for breeding stock, mostly due to her size and temperament. Neither of these will affect the quality of the meat, however and as a heifer these sides will be a great choice for anyone worried that they would be getting too much beef from one of the larger steers. Her frame score calculated as a yearling was 4.1. These sides will be delivered to Brickyard Meats in Cullman, AL for processing on 13-Nov-17.

North Alabama Wagyu

Side B 




 



Support your local Farmers Markets and shop local!

North Alabama Wagyu

R-46 (33C) Side A

446 

618 

1095 

1435 

445 est. 

WF Ms Tigger 4Z x BR Michifuku 1604

This an F2 (75%) steer in our classic breeding program; with a dam from the high marbling Sanjiro lineage and a sire picked to increase size. You will see this mating throughout this table. This calf graded out in the top 10% with his exemplary DNA tests leading the way. He had a yearling frame score of 4.6. These sides were delivered to H and P Meats in South Pittsburgh, TN on 17-Oct-17.

Cajun Cleaver

Side B 




 



Both of these sides are headed to a specialty meats shop in Birmingham! Please support shops who stock local!

Cajun Cleaver

Historical Performance Data

Third Quarter 2017 Sides

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-48 (35C) Side A

510 

690 

1090 

1385 

443 

WF Ms Spritz 3Z x BR Michifuku 1604

This an F2 (75%) steer in our classic breeding program; with a dam from the high marbling Sanjiro lineage and a sire picked to increase size. This calf graded out in the top 20% of his peers and has grown well throughout the program and should be an excellent example of what we can produce. He had a yearling frame score of 5.4, well above his contemporary average. These sides were delivered to H and P Meats in South Pittsburgh, TN on 18-Sep-17.

Sold - RB

Side B 




 



Please support your local Farmer's Markets and "shop local"!

North Alabama Wagyu

R-43 (29C) Side A

504 

663 

1065 

1460 est. 

440 est. 

WF Ms Snow White 8A x BR Michifuku 1604

This F2 (75%) steer is the first calf of one of our F1 heifers. His dam was bred for marbling and his sire introduces more size as a complement. He started a bit smaller than the average but has grown well throughout the stages. His frame score calculated as a yearling was 4.2. These sides will be delivered to Brickyard Meats for processing on 18-Sep-17.

Sold - TG

Side B 




 



These sides were both taken by existing customers.

Sold - CH

W-4 (14C) Side A

456 

500 

1115 

1560 est. 

470 est. 

WF Black Baldy W66 x WSU Akiyoshi 479P

This steer represents and exciting FIRST for the farm as he is the 1st Fullblood Wagyu steer we will have grown out to finish as beef. He was one of the original embryos we purchased, with his brothers becoming the herd sires 8B and 10B. He started a little small, but developed well over the grower and yearling programs. He had a yearling frame score of 4.3. These sides will be delivered to the butcher shop on 12-Sep-17.

This beef is headed to Cotton Row Restaurant in Huntsville, AL.

Cotton Row Restaurant

Side B 




 



Please support local businesses who "shop local"!

Cotton Row Restaurant

R-124 (18C) Side A

565 

701 

1265 

1650 

521 

WF Ms Flower 6Y x BAR R Sanjiro 4P

This F2 (75%) steer comes via a tried and true 1st generation Wagyu cross cow who has produced great results in the past. He got off to a great start and graded in our top 20% for his peer group. His frame score calculated as a yearling was an 5.4, which is above average and promises a good finishing size. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 15-Aug-17.

These sides of beef are headed to Cotton Row Restaurant, in Huntsville, AL.

Cotton Row Restaurant

Side B 




 



Please support businesses who support your local suppliers!

Cotton Row Restaurant

R-47 (34C) Side A

381 

581 

1095 

1485 

461 

WF Ms Crimson Hide x Bar R Sanjiro 4P

This steer is a classic F1 Wagyu cross and comes from one of the biggest cows on the farm. As a 1st calf, it started off small, but has picked up speed in the finishing process. He had a yearling frame score of 3.7. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 18-Jul-17.

This beef will be available at local Farmers Markets through North Alabama Wagyu.

North Alabama Wagyu

Side B 




 



Please support your local Farmer's Markets and "shop local"!

North Alabama Wagyu

R-41 (20C) Side A

406 

589 

1095 

1385 

433.5 

WF Ms Mulan 5A x LMR Toshiro 1-3

This F2 (75%) steer is the first calf of one of our promising F1 heifers. Her high-marbling pedigree was crossed with a bull known for ribeye size to produce a well blended steer. He started out a little small as most 1st calves do. His frame score calculated as a yearling was an 3.2, but he has really grown during the finishing stage. These sides were delivered to Brickyard Meats on 17-Jul-17.

Sold - LG

Side B 




 




Sold - NT

Second Quarter 2017 Sides

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-44 (15C) Side A

530 

739 

975 

1475 

468.5 

WF Ms Sweetie Angus Y7 x Bar R Sanjiro 4P

This steer is a classic F1 Wagyu cross and comes from one of our favorite cows on the farm, with lots of high performing siblings. This steer is growing off the charts and should finish as one of our largest ever. He had a yearling frame score of 5.6. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 23-May-17.

These sides of beef are headed to the Cotton Row Restaurant, in Huntsville, AL!

Cotton Row Restaurant

Side B 




 



Please support businesses who support your local suppliers!

Cotton Row Restaurant

R-198 (24C) Side A

543 

681 

840 

1330 

433.5 

Y-43 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is the next in line of a number of great siblings from this cow. With his high-marbling sire, this steer should deliver on both size and marbling. His frame score calculated as a yearling was an impressive 5.3 and he has really grown during the finishing stage. These sides were delivered to H&P Meats on 9-May-17.

Sold - CM

Side B 




 



Look for this beef at The Market at Pepper Place!

North Alabama Wagyu

G-21 (12C) Side A

443 

514 

750 

1135 

355 

WF Ms Precious 2Z x LMR Toshiro 1-3

This heifer is our classic F2 (75%) Wagyu cross. Her Dam is an Angus/Wagyu cross with the bull being our favorite marbling sire. Her sire is one known for bringing in a larger frame size without compromising marbling. This heifer did not make the cut during the selection of replacement stock but should work fine in someone's freezer. She had a yearling frame score of 3.8 and the sides will be smaller than those of as steer. These sides were delivered to Brickyard Meats on 25-Apr-17.

sold - RS

Side B 




 




Sold - ST

R-31 (8C) Side A

406 

593 

925 

1435 est. 

430 est. 

WF Ms Motley 6Z x LMR Toshiro 1-3

This steer is a classic F2 (75%) Wagyu cross. His dam was sired by one of our favorite high-marbling bulls and when it came time to pick a mate for her, we chose a bull with a big frame that promises to keep up the marbling. We have been impressed with the results of this type of cross so far. This steer isn't super larger, but he is gaining weight well in the finishing phase. His frame score calculated as a yearling was 3.3. These sides were delivered to H & P Meats on 18-Apr-17.

North Alabama Wagyu

Side B 




 



Please support your area Farmers Markets and Shop Local!

North Alabama Wagyu

First Quarter 2017 Sides

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-45 (1C) Side A

502 

573 

825 

1440 

430 

Y-59 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a pretty common F1 Wagyu cross for our place. His dam is a cross bread Hereford cow, which we bred to our high-marbling bull. His frame score calculated as a yearling was 3.7. He was a little slow to grow, so we gave him two extra months in our finishing period to fill out and get where he needed to be. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 17-Mar-17.

This side of beef is headed to the Cotton Row Restaurant, in Huntsville, AL!

Cotton Row Restaurant

Side B 




 



This side is headed to a specialty butcher shop in Birmingham. Be sure to stop in and support the availability local beef!

The Cajun Cleaver

R-49 (34B) Side A

526 

581 

845 

1340 

414.5 

WF Ms Pocahontas 7A x LMR Toshiro 1-3

This steer is a typical F2 Wagyu cross. His Dam is a young F1 heifer that was bred for marbling for which we picked a bull intended to increase overall size. This steer progress slowly and steadily through the process and ended up a respectable hanging weight. This steer had a yearling frame score of 3.1. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 24-Feb-17.

This side of beef is headed to the Cotton Row Restaurant, in Huntsville, AL!

Cotton Row Restaurant

Side B 




 



This side is headed to a retail distributor in Birmingham. Be sure to stop in and support local beef!

The Cajun Cleaver

R-34 (7C) Side A

488 

630 

915 

1350 

412.5 

Y-18 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a bit of a unique F1 Wagyu cross for our place. His dam is an Angus x Charolais cow, which we bred to our high-marbling bull. He is the first WagyuX calf for this cow on our farm and it was a good one! His frame score calculated as a yearling was 4.7. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 7-Feb-17.

Box Beef

Side B 




 



These sides are some of the first we have packaged as boxed beef.

Box Beef

R-19 (4C) Side A

544 

653 

955 

1465 

448.5 

Angus Y-57 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is our classic F1 Wagyu cross. His Dam is a mature Angus cow with a proven record of producing high quality beef. This steer jumped into the finishing period with all four hooves and really grew well. He should rank in with the best we've ever produced. This steer had a yearling frame score of 5.1. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 24-Jan-17.

This side of beef is headed to a special new outlet in Huntsville, the Cotton Row Restaurant!

Cotton Row Restaurant

Side B 




 



This side is headed to a brand new retail distributor in Birmingham. Be sure to stop in and support local beef!

The Cajun Cleaver

R-33 (6C) Side A

519 

579 

850 

1215 

370.5 

Y-61 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a slight variation to our classic F1 Wagyu cross. His dam is an Angus x Hereford cow, which we bred to our high-marbling bull. He is the first calf for this cow and will be a little smaller as a result. His frame score calculated as a yearling was 3.9. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 23-Jan-17.

sold - LL

Side B 




 



Both sides were grabbed by prior customers. Customer Feedback: (RS) The process: Thawed in fridge, brought to room temperature, a bit of salt and pepper, a hot Weber grill… 135 degrees in a short time… rested 5 minutes. The result: To quote *my wife*, "Oh my god… [mumble][chew]… That is so good… [mumble][chew]… It's like butter… [etc.]"

(DJ) I have to agree. My experience thus far has been top notch!

sold - DJ/RS

R-35 (31B) Side A

541 

566 

820 

1270 

388 

WF Ms Aurora 6A x LMR Toshiro 1-3 (723T)

This steer is an F2 (75%) Wagyu. His Dam was bred for marbling and we have crossed her with a bull known for increasing frame size without impacting marbling. He is the first steer we have offered from this mating and we are excited to see the results. This steer had a yearling frame score of 3.9. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 23-Jan-17.

sold - MR

Side B 




 



Both sides were grabbed by prior customers.

sold - PM

R-50 (9C) Side A

560 

691 

980 

1260 

385.5 

WF Angus Y20 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer represents our classic F1 Wagyu cross: an Angus cow bred to a high-marbling bull. This cow as produced a number of identical siblings over the years and we can confidently predict these sides will be large and of excellent quality. His frame score calculated as a yearling was a whopping 6.0 and his early weights tracked along at the top of his contemporary groups. He slowed down a bit when he got into the finishing phase, but still finished as a big, solid steer. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 10-Jan-17. Customer Feedback: I have tried some of my beef (burger and a rump roast), and have enjoyed it very much. So far it is really good.

sold - RB

Side B 




 



Time to restock our freezer!

Whitesell

Fourth Quarter 2016 Sides

This set of late entries will wrap up a great year of beef. Looking forward to more growth and better availability for 2017.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-37 (26B) Side A

460 

620 

835 

1310 

408.5 

R-36 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is the classic F1 Wagyu cross that we have such success with, namely an Angus cow bred to our high-marbling bull. This calf was a twin, which is pretty uncommon in cows, and always causes them to start off a little slowly. His yearling frame score averaged 4.1. His early weights show the effects of sharing time with his twin, but once he was weaned he took off and sported great gains. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 9-Oct-16.

Star Super Market

Side B 




 



Note that both sides of this steer are headed to the meat counter at the Star Market in Huntsville, AL. If you have the chance to purchase some of our beef at this super market, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate knowing EXACTLY where you food comes from. If you followed a web link from our Star Market product to here, feel free to browse around our web site and leave us some feedback or comments on the Contact Us page.

Star Super Market

G-65 (27B) Side A

420 

540 

695 

1020 

297.5 

R-36 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This heifer is the classic F1 Wagyu cross that we have such success with, namely an Angus cow bred to our high-marbling bull. This calf was a twin of the steer above. That eliminated her from the start as a potential retained cow because she is a 'free martin' and can't breed. I found several reference that said free martins are coveted in Europe for having more tender beef - so this could be a really good one! Her yearling frame score averaged 3.6. Her early weights show the effects of being a twin, but she also gained well after weaning. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 23-Oct-16. Customer Feedback: I did try on pk of the ribeye and thought they were great. We have made beef stew, burgers, and roasts. So far all is good. ... I will definitely be interested in doing this again.

sold - RS

Side B 




 




sold - JN

Third Quarter 2016 Sides

As the year rolls on and we get more feedback from our current finishing plan, we are more and more convinced we have it right. This is another great looking group.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-29 (18B) Side A

470 

580 

780 

1310 

392.5 

Hereford P-10 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer represents a slight variation from our standard as a cross between our high marbling workhorse Sanjirou 4P and a Hereford cow. His yearling frame score averaged 3.6 which puts him on the smaller side. In our experience, these Hereford crosses still deliver the weight gain even with a shorter stature and develop into very solid, compact, well-muscled steers. In his case, growth is coming slowly, so we moved him from first to finish in the quarter to last. These side were delivered to the butcher shop on 27-Sep-16.

Star Super Market

Side B 




 



Note that both sides of this steer are headed to the meat counter at the Star Market in Huntsville, AL. If you have the chance to purchase some of our beef at this super market, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate knowing EXACTLY where you food comes from. If you followed a web link from our Star Market product to here, feel free to browse around our web site and leave us some feedback or comments on the Contact Us page.

Star Super Market

R-36 (28B) Side A

565 

710 

965 

1475 

441.5 

P-27 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a great mix of brangus genetics over our standard high-marbling bull. This typically yields a large calf that really grows and this one doesn't disappoint. His yearling frame score averaged a whopping 6.1 and he put on nearly a pound and a half a day during the growing phase. During the transition, he jumped into the finishing phase with all four hoofs! After several upward revisions on our weight predictions, he finally settled into a groove and we got close to final numbers on predictions. These side were delivered to the butcher shop on 27-Sep-16. Customer Feedback: So far all is really good, we have cooked burgers and NY Strips, both were really good.

sold - RC

Side B 




 



 

sold - EW/ND

R-38 (25B) Side A

535 

655 

900 

1405 

4436 

Hereford P-2 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a cross between our high marbling Wagyu sire and a Hereford cow. Many of these crosses are smallish, but this one bucks the trend. His yearling frame score averaged 4.7. After just a month in the finishing program, it was clear that my initial projections on final weight were too low, so and we had to revise them upwards. These side were delivered to the butcher shop on 27-Sep-16. Customer Feedback: We fixed stuffed peppers with the hamburger and it was delicious. My husband and son said it tasted too good to be hamburger.

CH

Side B 




 



LG

R-28 (20B) Side A

525 

680 

760 

1285 

385 

P-3 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is the classic F1 Wagyu cross that we have such success with, namely an Angus cow bred to our high-marbling bull. His yearling frame score averaged 5.5 which puts him near the top of our charts in terms of growth capacity. His weight gain has been slower than expected, but he's very consistent. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 13-Sep-16.

Star Super Market

Side B 




 



Note that both sides of this steer are headed to the meat counter at the Star Market in Huntsville, AL. If you have the chance to purchase some of our beef at this super market, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate knowing EXACTLY where you food comes from. If you followed a web link from our Star Market product to here, feel free to browse around our web site and leave us some feedback or comments on the Contact Us page.

Star Super Market

R-39 (17B) Side A

490 

625 

870 

1210 

347.5 

Hereford P-9 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a cross between our high marbling Wagyu sire and a Hereford cow. This one is a little larger than the typical product of this crossing but has put on weight at a much slower pace than average. His yearling frame score averaged 4.1. These sides went to the butcher shop on 12-Sep-16.

sold - OS

Side B 




 



Both sides were snapped up by a returning customer before we could offer them to our waiting list.

sold - OS

R-40 (29B) Side A

610 

780 

1010 

1450 

447.5 

Black Baldy Y-22 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a cross between our high marbling Wagyu sire and a Black Baldy cow. These crossbred cows general deliver vibrant and healthy calves and this one is certainly that. His yearling frame score averaged 5.5. He has great structure to build on in the final phase and should be one of the largest we've raised. In the August evaluation, we decided to move him up to 'on-deck' since he out paced the rest. These side were delivered to the butcher shop on 30-Aug-16.

Star Super Market

Side B 




 



Note that both sides of this steer are headed to the meat counter at the Star Market in Huntsville, AL. If you have the chance to purchase some of our beef at this super market, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate knowing EXACTLY where you food comes from. If you followed a web link from our Star Market product to here, feel free to browse around our web site and leave us some feedback or comments on the Contact Us page.

Star Super Market

Second Quarter 2016 Sides

This group continues the current practice of a longer "growing phase" followed by a 150 day finishing period. We are quite happy with the results achieved with the first quarter group and see no reason to change.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-26 (13B) Side A

345 

535 

775 

1260 

383 

Brangus W-94 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer represents a great F1 cross between a Brangus cow the 4P bull we use so much. From this pairing we expect good growth and yield with excellent marbling in the steaks. His yearling frame score averaged 3.5. These side went to the butcher shop on 17-May-16. Customer Feedback: $34 per pound Wagyu beef ribeye from Cullman, AL. Basically local Kobe beef bought at Star Market. Nearly $75 for both our steaks. Verdict? Worth every penny.

Star Super Market

Side B 




 



Note that both sides of this steer are headed to the meat counter at the Star Market in Huntsville, AL. If you have the chance to purchase some of our beef at this super market, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate knowing EXACTLY where you food comes from. If you followed a web link from our Star Market product to here, feel free to browse around our web site and leave us some feedback or comments on the Contact Us page.

Star Super Market

G-56 (11B) Side A

373 

585 

790 

1210 

359.5 

Brangus G-59 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This heifer graded out too small to retain for breeding stock but should work fine for custom beef. This breeding delivers excellent marbling potential and she is performed pretty well in the finishing stage gaining 2.9 lbs a day. Her yearling frame score averaged 3.8. These side went to the butcher shop on 23-May-16. Customer Feedback: The verdict is in. Best cow ever. Eating a TBone that is probably the best I've ever had.

sold - RH

Side B 




 



Both sides were snapped up by returning customers before we could offer them to our waiting list. Customer Feedback: Everything went smoothly. I have tried several cuts, all of which were terrific.

sold - ST

R-14 (7B) Side A

315 

495 

705 

1115 

348.5 

WF Ms Merida 8Z x BR Michifuku 1604

This steer is one of our first examples of a second generation Wagyu (75%). His Dam is a Sanjiro 4P calf and his sire was specifically selected to complement this pairing. He is out of a first calf heifer, but grew well through the phases of our development. His yearling frame score averaged 3.3. These side were delivered to the butcher shop on 27-Mar-16.

Star Super Market

Side B 




 



Note that both sides of this steer are headed to the meat counter at the Star Market in Huntsville, AL. If you have the chance to purchase some of our beef at this super market, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate knowing EXACTLY where you food comes from. If you followed a web link from our Star Market product to here, feel free to browse around our web site and leave us some feedback or comments on the Contact Us page.

Star Super Market

First Quarter 2016 Sides

This is the first group where we have held them in the growing phase until 18-24 months of age before they were given a finishing period of 5 months. We were really excited to see how this group turned out since it was a new process. From our own experience and from comments and feedback, we couldn't be more happy with the results.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Period Start

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage

Comments

Status

R-18 (6B) Side A

595 

895 

1080 

1740 

539 

WF Angus Y38 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is a classic F1 with the high marbling champion bull Sanjiro 4P that we've used successfully for year mated to a mature Angus cow. He also is a great demonstration of the difference that a little more time spent in the growing phase makes. He is a full brother to R-118 from the May 2013 group, but as you can see, he STARTED the Finishing period bigger and heavier than his brother was when he COMPLETED the Finishing period! His yearling frame score averaged 6.3 - our largest since we started taking these measurements. All in all he is a fantastic looking steer and should be some of the best beef we have every produced. He was delivered on 23-Feb-16.

Star Super Market

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Note that both sides of this steer went to the meat counter at the Star Market in Huntsville, AL. If you had the chance to purchase some of our beef at this super market, we hope you enjoy it and appreciate knowing EXACTLY where you food comes from. If you followed a web link from our Star Market product to here, feel free to browse around our web site and leave us some feedback or comments on the Contact Us page.
Customer Feedback (J.N.): We got some ground beef and New York Strip. Our result was: best home cooked steak ever!

Star Super Market

R-24 (9B) Side A

609 

821 

1000 

1620 

503.5 

WF Angus Y20 x Bar R Sanjirou 4P

This steer is nearly identical to his half brother above (R-18 6B). He is also an F1 out of our classic Wagyu over Angus breeding. They have been neck and neck on growth at every measurement. His yearling frame score averaged 5.7. These side are headed to the butcher shop on 23-Feb-16.

TG

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Time to restock the freezer - we are keeping this side for ourselves!


Whitesell

R-23 (30A) Side A

395 

510 

650 

1085 

337.5 

WF Ms Preemie 1Z x BR Michifuku 1604

This steer is one of our first examples of a second generation Wagyu (75%). His Dam is a Sanjiro 4P calf and his sire was specifically selected to complement this pairing. Out of a first calf heifer, he is on the small side but should produce really fine steaks. His yearling frame score averaged 2.7. These side were delivered to the butcher shop on 18-Jan-16.

GW

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SD

G-72 (31A) Side A

390 

475 

665 

1030 

306 

WF Ms Tigger 4Z x BR Michifuku 1604

This heifer is another example of a second generation Wagyu (75%) with a Sanjiro 4P dam and a BR Michifuku 1604 sire. Also from a first calf heifer, she was too small to keep for breeding stock. Her yearling frame score averaged 2.5. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 18-Jan-16.

PM

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Customer Feedback: ...they are the best looking steaks I have seen in a long long time! I'm attaching a picture of a NY Strip that I took when unloading it.

We FINALLY got to throw some steaks on the grill last night ... Pulled out a strip and a ribeye and threw them on the grill (seared them at about 1000°F, then finished them to medium rare at about 400°).... Consensus was great! Typically I'm a ribeye person, but I might've actually liked the strip better last night. The strip had a little bit looser texture/grain than the ribeye, and because of the marbling, the flavor was great! Typically I find the flavor of strips to be a little lacking compared to ribeye. On the ribeye, I thought the central eye had a fine, firm grain but was still extremely tender. The spinalis (that outside edge of ribeye) was perfect! Flavorful, tender. We've now had ground beef, steaks, and a roast. They have all been excellent. Obviously we won't be needing beef anytime soon, but I think you have gained a future repeat customer with us!


MR

G-73 (32A) Side A

375 

465 

725 

1040 

325 

WF Ms Motley 6Z x BR Michifuku 1604

This heifer is another example of a second generation Wagyu (75%) with a Sanjiro 4P dam and a BR Michifuku 1604 sire. Her remaining 25% is an Angus/Hereford cross. Also from a first calf heifer, she was too small to keep for breeding stock. Though she started out the smallest of this group, she has not only caught up but is leading her siblings. Her yearling frame score averaged 1.5. These sides were delivered to the butcher shop on 18-Jan-16.
Customer Feedback: Had a ribeye tonight and it was great; tender and flavorful. My sister lives in San Antonio and said Wagyu is on menus at $125. I would put tonight's up against any.

BB

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PT

May 2015 Sides

This group was also given an extended finishing period of 5 months. There are 3 F1 Wagyu cross steers and 2 F1 Wagyu cross heifers in this group. This makes a total of 10 sides.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage*

Comments

Status

R-124 Side A

455 

675 

1143 

335.5 

Angus P-3

This is a nice example of our classic Wagyu/Angus cross, and a full brother to the R-115 steer we sold in May 2013. From our October calves, this one is the tallest, largest framed steer. His frame size measure averages 5.2.

RH

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DS

R-21 Side A

320 

449 

935 

245 

Hereford P-4

This steer is the result of an experimentation period with Hereford/Wagyu crosses. In this case, it resulted in a round little butterball of a steer. His frame size measurement average is only 1.3. While he is really short, he is very thick.

HF

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HF

R-22 Side A

425 

607 

1151 

338 

Hereford P-2

This steer is another example of a Hereford cross, though a much taller one than his brother. His frame size measurement average is 3.8. He got off to a slow start in the finishing phase but he is moving along nicely now and will be one of the large ones of this group. Amazingly he outgained and beat R-124 by the end. Customer Feedback: "I really just now had an opportunity to dig into my 'Meat Treasure Chest'" ... "We had a cookout with some friends this weekend. She absolutely loved the steaks." ... "I am completely satisfied. You are making me look like genius!!!"

YG

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Customer Feedback: "The beef is great!! Everything is good. We have grilled Round Steak, and it is good on the grill."

TM

G-69 Side A

325 

442 

990 

282.5 

Hereford P-10

Another Hereford/Wagyu cross, this heifer is too small to retain for breeding stock. Her frame size measurement average is 2.0. Though short in stature, she also has a good thickness and jumped into the finishing phase with all four hooves!

TG

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OS

G-71 Side A

380 

520 

1080 

285 

Angus P-14

This Angus cross heifer scored in the bottom half of our evaluation and will not be retained for breeding stock. Her frame size measurement average is 3.1.

JH

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JH

*All stock in this group have the same Wagyu sire, Bar R Sanjirou 4P, a bull with great genetics for marbling and tenderness. He placed 3rd in the Interim 2009 US Wagyu Sire Summary in marbling. Follow the link for more information on this exceptional bull. The Lone Mountain Cattle web site also has some good information on the advantages of the Wagyu breed.

March/April 2015 Sides

This group is the first we've tried with an extended finishing period of 5 months. There are 2 F1 Wagyu cross steers in this group. There is also an F2 (75%) Wagyu heifer and two F1 heifers that we've decided not to retain for breeding stock. This makes a total of 10 sides.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage*

Comments

Status

R-122 Side A

560 

779 

1410 

406.5 

Angus R-21

This was a great looking steer with a lot of potential. His frame size measured 5.7 - the largest we've ever recorded on one of our F1 steers. This steer grew well all year and has a heck of a frame to build on. He delivered on his promise and topped the charts as the largest steer I've ever finished; both in total weight and by hanging weight for his sides. I can't wait to get some feedback on this guy!

FB

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Customer Feedback: "...we have now eaten the hamburger meat and a couple of steaks and they were great. Will definitely be a return customer."

MI

R-123 Side A

430 

653 

1215 

338 

Black Baldy P-22

This steer is started off a little small but his mother is a very large Black Baldy and he performed well throughout the process. His frame size measurement was 5.4. This steer's only problem is comparison when standing next to his half brother above! If not for R-122, he would have been the largest steer we ever finished. I kept a half and will post some observations on the end product. Customer Feedback: "...t-bone was from heaven's freezer."

PT

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Customer Feedback: "Some of the prettiest, tenderest, and tastiest NY Strips we've ever had."

Whitesell

G-51 Side A

315 

490 

835 

217 

WF Ms Valentine 4Y

This heifer is an F2 (75%) Wagyu, but was too small to retain for breeding stock. Her frame size measurement was 2.9. She should fill out well during finishing and make someone a premium (though small) side of beef. There is a $0.50/lb premium charge for this side as an F2.

GR

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Customer Feedback: "We did have a rump roast and it was awesome ... probably the best roast I have ever made."

LW

Y-21A Side A

335 

515 

1165 

322 

Charolais R-15

Despite being half Charolais,this heifer is too small to retain for breeding stock. Her frame size measurement average is 3.6. She has done well through the first part of the finishing period and should make a great side of beef. An unexpected backlog at the butcher shop has given her a little extra time on feed and I've revised her finishing numbers up to reflect this. Customer Feedback: "Total satisfaction, very good"

BB

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These sides will be going to the butcher shop 20-Apr.

SM/DP

*All stock in this group have the same Wagyu sire, Bar R Sanjirou 4P, a bull with great genetics for marbling and tenderness. He placed 3rd in the Interim 2009 US Wagyu Sire Summary in marbling. Follow the link for more information on this exceptional bull. The Lone Mountain Cattle web site also has some good information on the advantages of the Wagyu breed.

November 2014 Sides

As mentioned earlier, 2014 is the first year that we will be seeing the fruits of the multiple breeding seasons we began in 2012. This was the first time we were able to offer sides of 3/4 WagyuX beef. These calves were born in May of 2013.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling Weight

15 month Weight

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage*

Comments

Status

R-12 Side A

350 

495 

675 

870 

228.5 

WF Ms Cutie 5Y

This steer is the first 3/4 WagyuX beef we have ever been able to offer. He is the progeny of one of our 2011 WagyuX F1 heifer and is the result of a lot of work and waiting. He is not very large, partially due to the breed, but also because he is the first calf of a young heifer. While the quantity might be small, this should be really good beef! His frame size average is 3.4 Note: we extended this steer's feed-out period by an additional month for delivery in November.

JC1

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PM3

R-13 Side A

450 

635 

940 

1060 

282 

Red Limousin X Hereford Y-224

We had hopes for a higher weaning weight for this steer based on his lineage. The Limousin influence has worked well for us in the past. I was a little worried early on, but he seems to have hit his stride now and is putting on good growth. One month out, he is really looking good! His frame size average is 5.2.

LL2

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NT4

*All stock in this group have the same Wagyu sire, Bar R Sanjirou 4P, a bull with great genetics for marbling and tenderness. He placed 3rd in the Interim 2009 US Wagyu Sire Summary in marbling. Follow the link for more information on this exceptional bull. The Lone Mountain Cattle web site also has some good information on the advantages of the Wagyu breed.

June 2014 Sides

We expanded the second stage growth period on these sides of beef and were happy with the end results.

Identity

205 day weight

Yearling weight

15 month Weight

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight (per side)

Lineage*

Comments

Status

R-19 Side A

535 

720 

1115 

1165 

321 

Angus Y-8

This steer started off small but has out gained/out gained his siblings in the group. He represents the classic Wagyu X Angus breeding we are building our program around. Re-measuring his Frame Score puts him at an average of 5.9. With the extra month of growth we built in this year, he ended up being the largest hanging weight we have ever delivered!

RH1

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DS3

R-20 Side A

510 

655 

1050 

1100 

283 

Angus Y-57

This steer is another Wagyu/Angus cross option who should finish out nicely. Re-measuring his Frame Score puts him at an average of 4.7. This steer finished well but his growth really slowed at the end as he hit his maximum potential.

JP2

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Customer Feedback: We are loving the beef! Great product. I look forward to doing business with you again next year.

TG1

R-11 Side A

540 

659 

965 

1015 

281 

Angus Y-40

A small frame Wagyu X Angus option, though he started slightly larger than the others, his growth lagged them over time. A full brother to this steer was my smallest finishing weight in 2013. Re-measuring his Frame Score puts him at an average of 5.3. Customer Feedback: The first T-Bone on the grill was great!

DW6

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Customer Feedback: "The meat is absolutely great! I thought the entire experience was professionally done and I plan to get another side in the near future."

ST2

G-75 Side A

445 

535 

805 

840 

222 

Angus Y-4

This was the smallest heifer calf and isn't one that we want to retain as breeding stock. This option will be a good choice for someone wanting less overall cost and meat. Re-measuring her Frame Score puts her at an average of 3.0.

DS4

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NT3

G-60 Side A

440 

595 

905 

950 

250 

Angus Y-23

This heifer will not be retained for breeding stock due to a poor disposition and mediocre potential for her future offspring size. Even if she is a little mean, she is shaping up nicely and will finish larger than some of last year's steers. Re-measuring her Frame Score puts her at an average of 3.4.

GW7

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SD8

*All stock in this group have the same Wagyu sire, Bar R Sanjirou 4P, a bull with great genetics for marbling and tenderness. He placed 3rd in the Interim 2009 US Wagyu Sire Summary in marbling. Follow the link for more information on this exceptional bull. The Lone Mountain Cattle web site also has some good information on the advantages of the Wagyu breed.

May 2013 Sides

The set of steers delivered in May 2013 were the first we raised off the Bar R Sanjirou 4P bull that had such good performance data. The steers finished well, gaining nearly 3lbs a day in the final stage and delivering a average 58% carcass yield at slaughter.

Steer Identity

205 day weight

12 month weight

14 month weight

Finish Weight

Hanging Weight

Lineage*

Comments

Status

R-110 Side A

650 

830 

1005 

1070 

300 

Brangus W-178

Brangus = 5/8 Angus + 3/8 Brahman.  This steer has great bone structure and growth potential and could be the best of the bunch.

RH

Side B 





300 


Customer Feedback: "I've had New York Strip, Ribeye, and hamburger. All excellent quality and very tasty! Thank you."

SD

R-111 Side A

480 

625 

805 

840 

247 

Angus Y-40

Small frame traditional Angus cross option.

DS

Side B 





247 


Customer Feedback: "Thanks for the great quality meat" & "the ribeye was amazing"

KM

R-112 Side A

470 

635 

725 

865 

249 

WF CharolaisX Y-41

This steer has a smaller frame than his brothers and will finish as the smallest of the group.

Customer Feedback: "We had some awesome fillets tonight! Cooked them on the green egg and they were delicious."

JP

Side B 





249 



LL

R-113 Side A

565 

775 

950 

1005 

290 

Angus R-21

This is a great looking large frame Angus cross steer.

DS

Side B 





290 


Customer Feedback: "the Sirloin we made into Beef Tips was absolutely fantastic. Don't know when I've had a more tender cut of meat for that dish." & "Shoulder Roast turned out to be one of the best I've ever had. Fall-off-the-bone tender, juicy, and full of flavor." & "Our daughter says that 'everything that comes out of your freezer is delightful!'"

DW

R-114 Side A

650 

815 

1015 

1040 

314 

Red Limousin Y-43

Limousin cattle are known for size and muscle and this cross with Wagyu should work well.

Customer Feedback: "tried the filet and it is like butter" & "ground beef used earlier in the week was delicious" & "Enjoying life and some really good beef"

PM

Side B 





314 


Customer Feedback: "This one stayed on the farm and is being enjoyed by our family. We really like the quality of this new bull (Bar R Sanjirou 4P) and the new feed regime. The best results yet!"

Whitesell

R-115 Side A

540 

745 

910 

1005 

285.5 

Angus P-3

This steer has really grown since weaning and will finish as one of our top Angus crosses.

Customer Feedback: "had a filet... WOW!!!! Fantastic"

SD

Side B 





285.5 


Customer Feedback: "Had Wagyu Shortribs tonight ... Sure, I gained 5lbs, but it was worth every ounce!" & "It's been a lot of fun experimenting with your beef. It's so darned good!!"

CM

R-118 Side A

540 

740 

965 

990 

298 

WF Angus Y38

This calf is really putting on weight and has passed his brothers who were larger at the start.

JC

Side B 





298 



NT

*All steers in this group have the same Wagyu sire, Bar R Sanjirou 4P, a bull with great genetics for marbling and tenderness. He placed 3rd in the Interim 2009 US Wagyu Sire Summary in marbling. Follow the link for more information on this exceptional bull. The Lone Mountain Cattle web site also has some good information on the advantages of the Wagyu breed.


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