Your source for Wagyu beef in Cullman, Alabama!
Steer 18C was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 4-Jun-15 in our fifth 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 second generation F2 (75%) Wagyu cross steer produced in one of our standard breeding pattern; that being the crossing of a premier Wagyu bull, known for marbling and tenderness over a F1 (50%) Wagyu cross cow that was bred more for size and growth.
The sire of 18C 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 18C, WF Ms Flower 6Y was one of the first Wagyu cross calves born on our farm. She has a great track record of producing high-performing offspring. This steer ranked in the top 20% of his contemporary group. You can find more information on her, as well as 18C siblings, by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.
18C 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 565 lbs. 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 701 lbs with a frame score of 5.4. These stats put him in the upper echelon 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 supplimental feed designed with enough bulk digestible material to prevent overconsuption, yet stimulate growth.
At 20 months of age, 18C transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at an impressive weight of 1265 lbs. For five months over the winter and spring of 2017, he 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, he posted good weight gain of over 2 lbs per day to finish at 1650 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.
18C was harvested on 15-Aug-17 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 1042 lbs, one of the largest we have ever produced. The carcass aged for 17 days before being processed and delivered to Boyce Restaurant Concepts, and specifically Cotton Row and Commerce Kitchen Restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama and Galley & Garden Restaurant in Birmingham, AL. It was transported in a refrigerated trailer, following USDA and Health Department guidelines. In this case, the ground product was also marketed through North Alabama Wagyu as there was more than needed by the restuarants.
This beef was available in these establishments starting on 1-Sep-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.
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