We are so happy to announce that we are expecting around 45-50 calves in 2020.
They will be via artificial insemination, embryo transfer and service bulls. We expect to offer steers at an appropriate age (at least 30 months) and some full blood bulls. All sires will be of the very highest quality. The breeding is as good as it gets.
Any animals offered will be full blood registered wagyu and be traceable back to the original Japanese bloodlines via DNA verification.
If you are a breeder of cattle other than Wagyu please consider the following:
Why other cattle breeds are benefited by Wagyu
For the American (and international) rancher, Wagyu genetics can potentially improve the quality level of almost every kind of beef, improving the meat quality and dollar value to each cattle producer. Wagyu can be mated with almost any breed to improve quality grades. Marbling and tenderness are the most reliable components of meat taste and the main criteria in determining quality grade and price of a carcass.
According to anecdotal evidence, approximately 90 percent of F1 production will grade 5, 6 or 7 on the USDA marbling scales. In other words, 90 percent of F1’s – if fed for 400-450 days – will grade Prime or High Prime. Of course, the final results are highly dependent on variables such as feeding and breeding and no published numbers are available to prove these beliefs. It is possible for 95 percent of Fullblood Wagyu – if fed for 400-450 days – to grade 7, 8, 9, or 10 on the Japanese grading chart. On occasion, Fullblood carcasses will grade 11 or 12. These numbers are off the American grading chart. When compared to other common breeds in the U.S. that only grade prime less than 3% this becomes very attractive to any cattle breeder. Wagyu bulls have excellent libido and are superior to other breeds for calving ease. Breeding Wagyu bulls to first calf heifers saves money and veterinary bills and results in heifers breeding back earlier. Half Wagyu progeny can bring a premium price at weaning.
Wagyu cattle offer
• Calving ease
• Generous ribeye size
• Finer meat texture
• No excessive back fat
• Wagyu are very fertile: bulls have a high servicing capacity at a young age, and heifers reach sexual maturity at a young age
• Wagyu cattle have docile temperaments and are easy to handle and move
• The breed is hardy and adaptive to different environments. Wagyu are being raised across the United States with ease.