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Detailed Information Page for Steer 1C

Steer 1C was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 17-Feb-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 first generation F1 WagyuX steer produced in a common pattern; that being the crossing of a premier Wagyu bull, known for marbling and tenderness over a commercial cow, in this case a Hereford cross cow we raised here on the farm.

The sire of 1C 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 1C is a bit of a sad story. We raised her from a calf and kept her as replacement stock but she died during calving problems on her second effort. You find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.

1C 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 502 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 573 lbs and his frame score was 3.7 which put him on the small side for his contemporaries.

At 18 months of age, 1C transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 825 lbs. With his slower growth pattern, we gave him a little longer in the finishing phase, so for nearly seven months over the fall and winter of 2016, 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 showed a decent weight gain of 2.9lbs per day to finish at 1440 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.

1C was harvested on 19-Mar-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 860 lbs. Continuing the tradition, this steer got good reviews on the cutting table. The carcass aged for 18 days before being processed to the specifications of its destination. One side went to Boyce Restaurant Concepts, and specifically Cotton Row Restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama. The other side went to the Cajun Cleaver specialty meat shop in Birmingham, AL. It was transported to these locations in a refrigerated trailer, following USDA and Health Department guidelines.

This beef was available in these establishments starting on 7-Apr-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 these links to see the Landing Pages for Cotton Row Restaurant and The Cajun Cleaver.

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