Your source for Wagyu beef in Cullman, Alabama!
Heifer 11D was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 28-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. She is a first generation F1 (50%) Wagyu cross heifer produced in a common breeding pattern for this year. In this case, Y-27 was bred by our first Fullblood herd bull, FC Noche 21, after missing an attempt at an embryo transplant.
The sire of 11D is a bull we selected specifically for breeding those cows that missed our attempts at embryo transplants or artificial incemination. This bull, FC Noche 21, produced beautiful calves with great size, growth, and marbling potential. For more information on this bull, you can follow this link.
The dam of 11D, Y-27 is one of our more interesting cows with longhorn style coloration (without the horns!). You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.
11D spent her first 205 days in a pasture on our farm with her mother as her main source of sustenance. At weaning on day 205, she weighed 517 lbs - an impressive weaning weight for a heifer! At weaning, she transitioned to our "Grower Pasture" where she 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. Her yearling weight was 561 lbs with a frame score of 5.1 - large in stature, but not weight. This was partly due to a nervous temperament which was the reason we didn't keep her for breeding stock. At 12 months, she transitioned to our "Yearling Pasture" with acres of green hills to roam, with ample hay, mineral and water resources, where she 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, 11D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 885 lbs. For three months over the fall and winter of 2017, she grazed Bermuda 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, she posted good weight gain of over 2 lbs per day to finish at 1115 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.
11D was harvested on 29-Jan-18 at H & P Meats in South Pittsburgh, TN, the nearest processing plant to our farm that caries the USDA Federally Inspected designation. Her carcass weight was 638 lbs. These sides of beef were dry aged for 17 days before being processed. The end result was transported in a refrigerated trailer, following USDA and Health Department guidelines, to our commercial walk-in freezer for North Alabama Wagyu inventory.
This beef was available to the public starting 24-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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