Your source for Wagyu beef in Cullman, Alabama!
Steer 33C was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 17-Aug-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 size and growth over a F1 (50%) Wagyu cross cow that was bred more for marbling and tenderness.
The sire of 33C is a bull we selected specifically for use with cows that came from the Bar R Sanjiro 4P line. This bull, BR Michifuku 1604, has great carcass data trials, particularly when it comes to ribeye size. In our own experience, he consistently produces calves with tenderness scores higher than their dams, as well. For more information on this bull, you can follow this link.
The dam of 33C, WF Ms Tigger 4Z is showing great promise with several good calves including this one that graded out in the top 10% of his contemporary group. You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.
33C 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 446 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 618 lbs with a frame score of 4.6. These stats put him above the average 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 supplemental feed designed with enough bulk digestible material to prevent over consumption, yet stimulate growth.
At 20 months of age, 33C transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 1055 lbs. For five months over the spring and summer 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 nearly 2 lbs per day to finish at 1435 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.
33C was harvested on 16-Oct-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 approximately 900 lbs. The carcass aged for 16 days before being processed. The end result was transported in a refrigerated trailer, following USDA and Health Department guidelines.
This beef was available in the shop starting 2-Nov-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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