Your source for Wagyu beef in Cullman, Alabama!
Steer 19D was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 7-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 cow.
The sire of 19D 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 19D is a young cow that we raised on our farm who looks to have a bright future. This was her first calf and she did a good job with it. You can find more information on her, as well as 19D siblings, by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.
19D 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 573 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 584 lbs with a frame score of 4.5. These stats put him a bit behind his peers, a common occurrence for a first calf from a heifer. 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, 19D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a solid weight of 930 lbs, having made up a lot of ground. 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 posted good weight gain of over 2 lbs per day to finish at 1140 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.
19D 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 670 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.
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