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Steer 34B was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 24-Dec-14, and was the last calf of the year in our fourth 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 WagyuX steer produced in rotational plan that crosses our F1 "marbling cows" with a Wagyu bull known for contributing size to the genetic package without giving up ground on marbling. We have been very impressed with how the F2 crosses have graded out thus far.
The sire of 34B is a bull we selected to complement our F1 heifers that came from the "4P" bull. He is LMR Toshiro 1-3. This bull has good performance data, particularly when it comes to size and growth. In our experience, he has served as a great cross over our F1 heifers. For more information on this bull, you can follow this link.
The dam of 34B is WF Ms Pocahontas 7A is one of our favorite F1 heifers. We hope she continues to produced calves like 34B for a long time to come. You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.
34B 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 526 lbs, a bit above average for his contemporary group. 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 581 lbs and his frame score was 3.1 which was a little below average, but not unusual as a heifer's calf.
At 18 months of age, 4C transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 829 lbs. For five months over the fall and winter of 2016 and early 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 showed respectable weight gain of nearly 2.7lbs per day to finish at 1340 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.
34B was harvested on 21-Feb-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 820 lbs. The carcass aged for 15 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 10-Mar-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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