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Detailed Information Page for Steer 18D

Steer 18D was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 4-Mar-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 WagyuX steer produced in our most classic breeding pattern; that being the crossing of a premier Wagyu bull, known for marbling and tenderness over a commercial Angus cow.

The sire of 18D 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 18D is a one of our older foundation cows, but one with quite a track record. Every one of her calves for the last 4 years has graded in the top 20% of their contemporary group including 18D. You can find more information on her, as well as 18D siblings, by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.

18D 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 578 lbs. At weaning, he transitioned to our "Grower Pasture" where he 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. His yearling weight was 667 lbs with a frame score of 5.5. These stats put him well ahead of his peers, and with stellar DNA markers for tenderness and fat, he earned our PREMIUM designation as a trait leader. 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, 18D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a massive weight of 1115 lbs. For three months over the fall and winter of 2017, he 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, he contined to lead his peers and posted a weight gain of over 2.7 lbs per day to finish at 1325 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.

18D 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. His carcass weight was 856 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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