Whitesell Farms Wagyu

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Detailed Information Page for Heifer 12D

Heifer 12D 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 WagyuX steer produced in a common breeding pattern on our farm; that being the crossing of a premier Wagyu bull, known for marbling and tenderness over a commercial Charolais cow.

The sire of 12D 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. Her genetic tests are also excellent with a tenderness score of 7 and the preferred fat profile, SCD: AA. In our own experience, she consistently produces amazing results when used with our commercial herd. For more information on this bull, you can follow this link.

The dam of 12D is a big Charolais cow; we introduced Charolais to pick up some size and growth. You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.

12D 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 522 lbs. At weaning, she transitioned to our "Grower Pasture" where she spent the next year 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 560 lbs with a frame score of 5.3. These stats put her well above average for her peers. 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, 12D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 860 lbs. For three months over the fall and winter of 2017, she grazed native winter 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, posted a weight gain of nearly 2 lbs per day to finish at 1062 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.

12D 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 572 lbs. The carcass aged for 16 days before being processed and delivered in part to Boyce Restaurant Concepts, and specifically Cotton Row and Commerce Kitchen Restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama and Galley & Garden Restaurant in Birmingham, AL, with the remainder going into the inventory of our North Alabama Wagyu distribution channel. It was transported in a refrigerated trailer, following USDA and Health Department guidelines.

This beef was available in these establishments starting on 2/16/17. 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.

Follow this link to see the Landing Page for Cotton Row Restaurant.


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