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Detailed Information Page for Steer 16D

Steer 16D was born at Whitesell Farms Wagyu on 2-Mar-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 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 16D 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 16D, WF Ms Preemie 1Z, is building up quite a legacy in our herd with some great results. This is her second calf with the Toshiro 1-3 crossing to finish in the top 20% of his contemporary group. You can find more information on her by following this link to her record in our listing of herd cows.

16D 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 615 lbs, well 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 757 lbs with a frame score of 5.3. This put him at just a hair off the record for an F2. 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, 16D transitioned to our "Finishing Pasture" at a weight of 1455 lbs. For three months over the winter of 2017/2018, 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 lbs per day to finish at 1670 lbs live weight. A few more details can be found on our Available Supply page at this link.

16D was harvested on 2-Apr-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 1050 lbs.

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