We usually have several finished/fat Wagyu steers ready (or almost ready) for harvest, and we offer these as single animals for custom processing by the customer. And we can arrange transportation of animals to the processing plant for our customers. We generally have 100% fullblood Wagyu, F1 (50% Wagyu genetics) as well as F2 (3/4 Wagyu genetics) finished steers available. 100% fullblood Wagyu or pureblood's (>93%) we are not selling at this point, but interested buyers are happy to ask.
All of our finished Wagyu cattle are born on our ranch, raised on pasture on our ranch, and finished on a grain ration. We feed an all-natural (no growth hormones or steroids or other unnatural growth promoters, and no antibiotics). The finishing ration is designed to be similar to the finishing ration typically used in Japan, which is a higher roughage grain-based ration that results in slower daily gains, which has been proven to result in higher levels of marbling and higher quality (lower melting-point) marbling fat for Wagyu.
SINGLE STEER WHOLE CARCASS OR HALF CARCASS:
We also offer whole and half carcasses, sold prior to harvest so that the customer can have the processing done at their processor of choice (or at the USDA-inspected processor we use), and processed in accordance with the customer’s customized processing/cutting order. In this case we price the steer based upon “hot carcass weight” or “hot hanging weight” (“HCW”) at the processor. HCW is typically around 62% of the live weight of a steer, but can vary up to 5% from this average. Live weight for our finished steers is typically 1,350 lbs. to 1,550 lbs., and using the 62% average HCW/Live Weight ratio, this results in HCWs of around 800 lbs. to around 950 lbs. The price of our Wagyu whole and half carcasses includes transportation of the steer from our ranch to the USDA-inspected processing plant we use, on a once-per month pre-set schedule. The USDA-inspected processing plant we use charges $0.99 per lb. HCW for normal processing and processing costs are the responsibility of the customer. If the customer wishes to utilize a different processing plant we will transport the steer to the customer’s processing plant for a small transportation fee. Our Wagyu whole carcasses are priced as follows:
- $3.20/lb. HCW for F1/50% Wagyu
- $3.50/lb. HCW for F2/75% Wagyu
- $3.70/lb. HCW for F3/87.5% Wagyu or higher (other than 100% Fullblood Wagyu)
- $5.25/lb. HCW for DNA-verified, registered, 100% Fullblood Wagyu
Half carcasses are priced 5% higher due to the additional work required to manage selling of the other half, which must be done in conjunction with the purchased half carcass, and half carcasses must be processed at the USDA processing plant we utilize due to the need to be able to sell the other half carcass.
UPDATE AS OF JULY 1, 2020: WE ARE TEMPORARILY UNABLE TO SELL HALF CARCASSES DUE TO EXTREMELY LIMITED PROCESSOR CAPACITY. AND WE CAN ONLY SELL ENTIRE CARCASSES DURING THIS TIME IF THE CUSTOMER IS ABLE TO SECURE THEIR OWN PROCESSING APPOINTMENT WITH A PROCESSOR, IN WHICH CASE WE CAN TRANSPORT THE STEER TO THE PROCESSOR FOR A REASONABLE MILEAGE EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT CHARGE.
We would love for you to be able to experience our outstanding Wagyu beef! Please give us a call or email us to discuss your needs.
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