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Steer 41D was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 15-Jul-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 second generation F2 (75%) Wagyu cross steer produced in a targeted breeding pattern for our operation. In this case, one of our F1 heifers from the Sanjiro 4P line that was produced for high marbling was crossed with a balanced bull to bring back in some size and frame structure.
The sire of 41D is a bull we have used for several years with proven results; LMR Toshiro 1-3 (723T). This bull has great growth and carcass traits that make him a solid choice for F2 production. His genetic tests are also solid with a tenderness score of 6 and a standard fat profile of SCD: VA. In our experience, he produces great calves when used with our F1 Wagyu cross heifers from the Sanjiro 4P line. For more information on this bull, you can follow this link.
The dam of 41D, WF Ms Shiner 11Z, has had a rocky start but things are looking up with this calf. You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.
41D 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 532 lbs, above average for an F2 steer. 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 626 lbs with a frame score of 4.7. 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 22 months of age, 41D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 1065 lbs. For three months over the spring and summer of 2018, 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 2 lbs per day to finish at 1280 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.
41D was harvested on 13-Aug-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 approximately 810 lbs.
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