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Looking for a good Wagyu bull

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NonTypicalCPA

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My neighbor and I are seriously considering crossing our Belties (me) and Devons (him) with Wagyu genetics. We're looking for a good bull to jointly own, with myself fall calving and him spring. I've done some looking online but am curious if anyone has first hand knowledge of a reputable breeder. We're in Michigan, but will travel to get a good bull.
 
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Thanks Best. I've been on the sight and see the breeders list. I'm hoping someone has some more personal experience they could share.
 

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I've heard belties beef is good eating..tender, with good marbling..don't know how you'd improve on a good thing,without having white steaks with flecks of red... :cowboy:
 
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Beltie beef is very good. I’m not sure if the wagyu influence will increase its quality or not. We’re both hoping for a premium beef, but the marketing, being able to advertise as wagyu, is very important as well.
 

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I have had a couple steaks given to me by an old friend and I will say in my one time eating a steak it sure was good. Tender and juicy. But too go out and eat one of those steaks Id have to get a second job lol.
 

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NonTypicalCPA":2020vccl said:
gcreekrch":2020vccl said:
Is there such a thing as a good Wagyu?

There not much to look at but they sure taste good according to my research.
They may be delicious but it also may put me into a state of depression to look at my pastures full of those sorry things..
 

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Lazy M":2aq5rovd said:
NonTypicalCPA":2aq5rovd said:
gcreekrch":2aq5rovd said:
Is there such a thing as a good Wagyu?

There not much to look at but they sure taste good according to my research.
They may be delicious but it also may put me into a state of depression to look at my pastures full of those sorry things..
Back pasture cattle for sure.. way back...
 

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Lazy M":yicnqwo7 said:
NonTypicalCPA":yicnqwo7 said:
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Is there such a thing as a good Wagyu?

There not much to look at but they sure taste good according to my research.
They may be delicious but it also may put me into a state of depression to look at my pastures full of those sorry things..
Although some on the sites that gizmom posted actually don't look too bad
 
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If they just had a bit more arse they wouldn’t be too bad. I’m hoping I can disguise them in a Beltie coat.
 

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Trying one on some heifers has crossed my mind a lot over the past few years. I still don’t have enough land or cows to try this little experiment, but still interested. Found out a couple weeks ago a friend of mine put one on about 20 angus cross and should be seeing calves in a couple months. Not having a direct market in place first would scare me - they sure wouldn’t bring too much at the sale barn...
 

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To fully utilise them they have to be specially fed for extended periods to get the marbling that is desired. Where I am they do sell for a nice premium but you need to have a deck load to market them to the feeders either direct or through an online auction. As has been said if you put them through a normal sale they won't make much money.

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This is a Waygu my friend Desi owns, he won the Houston Livestock show twice when I saw him as a calf I had trouble believing he was a Waygu for one he was the first red I had seen and two he wasn’t ugly.

Gizmom
 

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