Your source for Wagyu beef in Cullman, Alabama!
Steer 62D was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 5-Sep-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 (50%) Wagyu cross steer produced in a common breeding pattern for this year. In this case, one of our legacy commercial Black Baldy cows was bred by our first Fullblood herd bull, FC Noche 21, after missing an attempt at an embryo.
The sire of 62D is a bull we selected specifically for breeding those cows that missed our attempts at embryo transplants or artificial insemination. This bull, FC Noche 21, produced beautiful calves with great size, growth, and marbling potential. For more information on this bull, you can follow this link.
The dam of 62D is one of our favorites (and largest!) on our farm. WF Ms Crimson Hide 90Z was born on our farm and is nicknamed "The Mountain" due to her size. With strong DNA tests and great growth, this steer finished in the top 20% of his contemporaries. You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.
62D 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 589 lbs, well above average for an F1 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 733 lbs with a frame score of 4.4 - not our tallest but definately stout in size. 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, 62D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 1105 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 over 2.3 lbs per day to finish at 1350 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.
62D was harvested on 5-Mar-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 850 lbs.
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