Whitesell Farms Wagyu

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Frozen Genetics For Sale

Being a seedstock provider is not our main mission but we do have a stockpile of frozen genetics that can help to improve any program. Rather than play the 'hording and auctioning small lots" game, we offer our genetics at a fair price that any producer can take advantage of. Our straws of semen run from $20-$30/each depending on volume and our embryos are priced at $500/each.

Perhaps the most important thing we can say about these genetics is that they were produced specifically for use on our farm. When we have a reproducible surplus that exceeds our projected need, we offer them here. If you are a fan of our business plan, then there is no reason not to share in our genetic compilations.

If you are interested in purchasing Frozen Genetics, please use the Contact Us form to let us know.

Wagyu Embryos For Sale

We have always flushed our favorite donor cows as part of our breeding program. In 2021, we began a large expansion that added 225 new recip cows and required a monthly flush/transfer program to fill a new pasture with these bred recips. With this new program, we are flushing on a more consistent schedule and producing a surplus of embryos for the matings below. All embryos offered for sale are CONVENTIONAL flushes and are GRADE 1.

LMR Ms Kenichi 3401A

3401A is our most prolific and consistent donor. She came to us as a virgin heifer purchased in a Lone Mountain sale. She is a small-framed marbling type of cow with a sweet disposition that makes her a favorite on the farm. She is a consistent producer for flushes and has produced some of our favorite herd bulls and dams.

mated with:
Webbco Michiyoshi B113
This mating consistently produces well-dispositioned calves with SCD markers of AA or VA and high Tenderness scores. This is a high marbling mating and leaves something to be desired on frame size. 90E (FB39178) is a good example of a herd bull from this mating. He had a 3yr old pasture working weight of 1495 lbs. We have retained so many of these calves as replacement heifers and herd bulls that as much as we like this mating, we are not planning to repeat this flush again. These calves are 100% black Wagyu.
quantity varies
mated with:
JR Hiroto
Crossing 3401A with red genetics has been a real winner for us since it adds frame size. In this case, the red bull JR Hiroto adds good structure without impacting the tenderness markers negatively. We plan to use one of these daughters, 53E (FB34478) as a donor. These calves are 50/50 red/black Wagyu.
quantity varies

WFW Ms Ambrosia 9D

9D was born on our farm from an embryo we purchased to diversify our genetic pool. She offers significantly different genetics to most of our herd and does well as a donor, so we have been leveraging her a lot recently. She is in the small-framed class of Wagyu dams and we've been using larger bulls to help that. Her calves look promising for growth.

mated with:
WFW Bama K RedStar 46D
This mating adds size and growth to 9D's genetic diversity (within our herd) to produce calves we should be able to retain for replacements and sires. 46D is a red/black bull from a 3401A outcross, so these calves are 25% red Wagyu and have a 25% 3401A influence. We have transferred many of this mating and are looking forward to seeing the calves hit the ground and perform.
quantity varies

WFW Ms Cinnamon Roll 25F

25F is a great example of the type of animal we are trying to produce. She is a 3401A daughter with the large red bull WCC Chubby Buddy (FB16111) as a sire. That combination makes her one of our largest framed dams on the farm and she sports a AA/7 on SCD/Tenderness. With her frame, we are comfortable layering a marbling focus back into her calves.

mated with:
Webbco Michiyoshi B113
We are really excited about the potential in this mating and are transferring lots of these embryos. They should have good growth and high marbling and have a great chance to hit our '1000 lb finished carcass with high marbling' target. These calves carry a lot of common genetics for us - 50% B113 and 25% 3401A, so we will have to be careful with the retained heifers. These calves will be 25% red Wagyu.
quantity varies

Wagyu Semen For Sale

At the farm, we make use of a lot of straws of semen in our breeding processes. Each dam is custom bred via AI to a bull with characteristics that complement any shortcomings of the dam. Greatly simplified, we either layer marbling over growth, or growth over marbling. Most recently (starting in 2022), we joined the movement to "knock the horns off" of our Wagyu herd. We are in the process of breeding every cow in our herd to a homozygous polled bull to start the process. While we have a library of external genetics, three of our own bulls have met the determination of being "special enough" to warrant collection and production of straws for years of use. If you are looking for Marbling, Homozygous Polled, or Growth options, see below.

Webbco Michiyoshi B113

In 2016, we decided to take the plunge into owning and promoting a top-of-the-line Wagyu bull. We acquired Webbco Michiyoshi B113, an incredibly promising 2 year old bull and had him stop off at the Hawkeye Breeder facility in Iowa for collection on his way home. Several thousand straws later, we had a genetic stockpile for our own use as well as to offer to other producers. Over the ensuing years, B113 has proven to be a consistent source of marbling (without a loss of frame size) that we layer into any dam on our farm that doesn't already have his influence.

Bull ID:  Webbco Michiyoshi B113

Breed:  Registered Fullblood Wagyu

Registration Number:  FB19880

Birth Year: 2014

DNA Testing Results: 

SCD Fat Markers: AA

Tenderness Marker: 9

GH Exon 5 Gene: BC


1-9 straws: $30/straw

10-99 straws: $25/straw

100+ straws: $20/straw

An information sheet on this bull is available here: B113 Info Sheet

We went through his pedigree and calculated a minimum of 68% Tajima heritage (with it potentially being as high as 72%) so he brings serious marbling credentials to the table with a balance of growth and milk. This bull really does have a start studded pedigree. If you can stand a little Wagyu-geeky-ness, here are some of the highlights, with links to various other references:


  • Michiyoshi (FB9420): This bull is known as a marbling champion. In an AWA Bull trial, 100% of his F1 offspring graded PRIME, with 92% of those grading High Prime. DNA-wise, he was SCD: AA and Tenderness: 7. He has a rare combination of GH Exon 5 variant BC and SCD variant AA (both highly preferred). I found a reference to a $100,000 price tag for him in 2010. He is now deceased and it is getting hard to find verified semen for this bull.
  • Webbco Ito 500Y (FB13786): This dam is a top donor in a high quality herd that was bred in the Lone Mountain program to combine strong marbling influence with frame size, milk, and growth potential. As a full grown cow, she weighs 1600lbs.

Paternal Grandparents:

  • World K's Sanjirou (FB2501): In the Tajima Wagyu line, Sanjirou doesn't need much introduction. He shows up in pedigrees all over the USA. DNA-wise, he is SCD: AA and Tenderness: 7. Progeny data on 6,800 calves in Australia demonstrated amazing results with 88% at 9+, 12% at 7-9. (7-9 are considered Prime+ and Prime++ on the USDA scale.) He ranked as the #8 Marbling bull in the 2013 National Wagyu Sire Summary.
  • CHR Ms Fukutsuru 107L (FB5861): I didn't find any reference information on this dam other than to note that she comes from the highly regarded Crescent Harbor herd.

Maternal Grandparents:

  • TF Itomichi 1/2 (FB2126): This bull comes from the Shimane Wagyu line and brings size (+18 EBV 600 day weight) and milk (+9 EBV). His only knock is that DNA-wise, he is SCD: VV and Tenderness: 6. Luckily, by the time we get to B113, we have bred back to a SCD: AA. He was imported from Japan to the USA in 1995.
  • LMR Ms Sanjirou 4P 728T (FB10330): I couldn't find information here either, but she comes from one of the best programs in the country, Lone Mountain Cattle Company.

Paternal Great Grandparents:

Maternal Great Grandparents:

  • Itomichi (FB500): With this bull, we are back into entirely Japanese stock. If there is anything out there to share with you, its in Japanese and I can't read it!
  • DAI 2 Kintou (FB464): This cow is also of entirely Japanese stock. Her line gets a favorable mention in the reference material for TF Itomichi 1-2.
  • Bar R Sanjirou 4P (FB5663): This bull is one of my favorites as a major contributor to our herd. Before his semen got impossible to find, we used 100s of straws in our program. DNA-wise, he is SCD: AA and Tenderness: 7. He has ranked as high as 3rd in Sire Summaries and still in 2013 shows up as the #9 Marbling bull.
  • BR Ms Fukutsuru 9671 (FB4950): There is no public information on this cow, but it is interesting to note that her sire is JVP Fukutsuru 068, giving our bull a second link back to 068; this time on the maternal side.

We acquired this bull for the betterment of our own herd. The combination of his pedigree, his conformance, and his DNA profile, was the key for us. At the same sale, we did chase a similar bull with a AA/10 in SCD/Tenderness, but the price tag just got silly. A Tenderness marker of 9 out of 10 might not be perfect, but it is very, very good. Our program has benefited significantly through the years from reasonably priced semen being available on very good bulls. It is for that reason, out of principle, that we are pricing B113 straws at an affordable price to the market at large. He is an excellent choice for Fullblood or F1 production, or for breeding to first calf heifers in any program.

Semen is stored at Hawkeye Breeders in Iowa, and can be shipped anywhere in the USA. We also have a supply locally in North Alabama.

If you are interested in purchasing semen, please use the Contact Us form to let us know.

BarV Takasuru 921G (PB50765)

After over a decade of raising and finishing Wagyu cattle, we are big believers in the movement to develop a polled line. It really comes down to reducing the stress on our animals and the workload during our backgrounding phase. Dehorning isn't fun for anyone. Rather than trying to fight the crowds for the available polled semen at auctions, we acquired our own homozygous polled bull, BarV Takasuru 921G.

BarV Takasuru 921G comes genetic lines developed by Bar R Ranch after a significant investment of time and planning. Virtually all polled Wagyu animals trace their origins back to this program and we believe that 921G can hold his own with any bull on the market. This bull has great markers for growth and holds his own on the marbling front. With his pedigree and AA/7 results on the SCD/Tenderness tests, we are comfortable with breeding him to every cow on our farm.

Before bringing 921G home, we sent him to Hawkeye Breeders in Iowa to be extensively collected. Collection on a bull of this quality is really an insurance policy and guarantees his availability for years to come. As much as I hate to admit it, initially we succumbed to the allure of the auction route and only offered limited quantities. We have come to our senses and are now adhering to our general operation policy of making great genetics available at reasonable prices.

Pricing is the same for 921G:

1-9 straws: $30/straw

10-99 straws: $25/straw

100+ straws: $20/straw

Semen is stored at Hawkeye Breeders in Iowa, and can be shipped anywhere in the USA. We also have a supply locally in North Alabama.

If you are interested in purchasing semen, please use the Contact Us form to let us know.

WFW Bama K RedStar 46D (FB27187)

A few years into our Wagyu adventures, I started doing some research on the potential advantages of incorporating Red Wagyu influence into our herd. One sire, Kalanga Red Star C402 kept coming up at the top of the charts in auctions that featured items with his influence. Eventually, we were able to acquire 10 straws of semen at a reasonable price and did a couple flushes with 3401A. The resulting calves were stellar performers and we kept two of the bulls for herd sires.

WFW Bama K RedStar 46D (FB27187) was one of those herd bulls. He was a beautiful black-coated specimen that we wish we had held onto longer. At 4 years old, coming out of the pasture after a 90 day breeding season, he weighed 1810 lbs. For the genetic markers, he is AA/6 on SCD/Tenderness. We had already contracted to sell him when we decided he was something special, but we were allowed to collect him first. We sent him to Cottage Farms Genetics in Jackson, TN for collection before shipping him to his new home.

I don't have the energy to do the same Wagyu-geekiness breakdown for 46D that we gave B113. He's a 3401A calf, so on the Black Wagyu side, you get influence from recognizable names like Westholme Hirashigetayasu Z278, Yasufuku, and lots of Michifuku spotted through his pedigree. There is already a lot of bragging on 3401A on our site, so she should be a known quantity. On the red side, Kalanga Red Star C402 is a well-known bull in red Wagyu circles.

Considering the end product, we have finished several of his calves now through our Retained Ownership program with A to Z Feeders. His composite heifer offspring (F2 & F3) have averaged carcass weights of 818 lbs with an average grade of Prime Signature (Prime Plus grades are: Classic, Signature, & Reserve) with no Choice carcasses. His composite steer offspring (F1 & F2) have average carcasses weights of 1,053 lbs with an average grade of Prime Classic and no Choice carcasses. This data is based on a small (14, as of 1/2023) sampling but we have many more of his feeder offspring in the pipeline and are expecting to see the trend continue.

Pricing is the same for 46D:

1-9 straws: $30/straw

10-99 straws: $25/straw

100+ straws: $20/straw

Semen is stored at Cottage Farms Genetics in Tennessee, and can be shipped anywhere in the USA. We also have a supply locally in North Alabama.

If you are interested in purchasing semen, please use the Contact Us form to let us know.

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