Whitesell Farms Wagyu

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Detailed Information Page for Steer 10D

Steer 10D was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 24-Feb-16 in our sixth year of production of Wagyu influenced beef at our farm on the top of Battleground Mountain in the northwest corner of Cullman County, Alabama. He is a first generation F1 (50%) Wagyu cross steer produced in what has become one of our favorite breeding patterns. In this case, Y-67, a Charolais cow was AI bred to a high marbling Wagyu bull.

The sire of 10D is a bull we have used for many years with proven results; Bar R Sanjiro 4P. This bull has great carcass data trials, placing as the Number 3 marbling bull in 2009. His genetic tests are also excellent with a tenderness score of 7 and the preferred fat profile, SCD: AA. In our own experience, he consistently produces amazing results when used with our commercial herd. For more information on this bull, you can follow this link.

The dam of 10D, Y-67 is one of a group of Charolais cattle we purchsed to experiment with Wagyu crossing. We love the result - grey/white WagyuX calves with large bone structures that still marble nicely. This one graded out in the top 20% of his contemporary group. You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.

10D spent his first 205 days in a pasture on our farm with his mother as his main source of sustenance. At weaning on day 205, he weighed 637 lbs - top of class. At weaning, he transitioned to our "Grower Pasture" where he grew to a Yearling on good grass, with access to high quality hay and minerals, and a daily supplemental ration of between 5 and 8 lbs of 13% protein cattle feed. His yearling weight was 708 lbs with a frame score of 6.4 - very large boned for a Wagyu! These stats put him way above the average of his contemporaries for growth. At 12 months, he transitioned to our "Yearling Pasture" with acres of green hills to roam, with ample hay, mineral and water resources, where he was introduced to an all-natural supplemental feed designed with enough bulk digestible material to prevent over consumption, yet stimulate growth.

At 20 months of age, 10D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 1196 lbs. For three months over the fall and winter of 2017, he grazed winter native and rye grasses, had high-quality hay, and free choice access to a special formulation of all-natural finishing feed prepared for us by our friends at Hillsboro Feeds, west of Decatur, AL. During this period, he posted solid weight gain of over 2 lbs per day to finish at 1380 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.

10D was harvested on 15-Jan-18 at H & P Meats in South Pittsburgh, TN, the nearest processing plant to our farm that caries the USDA Federally Inspected designation. His carcass weight was approximately 854 lbs. The carcass aged for 17 days before being processed. The end result was transported in a refrigerated trailer, following USDA and Health Department guidelines. Primal cuts from this steer went to the Cajun Cleaver in Birmingham, with the remainder going into North Alabama Wagyu inventory.

This beef was available in the shop starting 8-Feb-18. If you had the chance to enjoy our beef and followed the link here, you can be confident in knowing EXACTLY where it came from, and how it was raised. Thank you for your purchase. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor and will leave us a comment on our 'Contact Us' form.

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