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How We Used The “TWA Elite Wagyu Performance Test” To Confirm That “Shigeshigetani 30T” Is In Fact An Outstanding Sire While Also Identifying 3 Promising New Young Bulls

It is popular with many Wagyu “seed stock” producers to breed their top female animals to the well-known “foundation sires” to produce offspring that are hoped to be desirable for sale to others as breeding stock.  While this is an effective approach for producing animals that other Wagyu breeders desire to buy, it will not lead to improvement of the breed and to the development of animals that are superior to the original foundation animals because such does not constitute “selective breeding” required to select for improved attributes.

Jerry Reeves of Bar R Cattle Company is one of a relatively small number of prominent Wagyu breeders that uses testing of progeny to find second-generation and even third-generation bulls that are better than their foundation bull sires.  Jerry has stated for several years now that Shigeshigetani 30T (FB8177) is the best overall “balanced” bull he has ever produced. 

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Washington State University National Wagyu Sire Summaries

Washington State University (“WSU”), under the direction of Dr. Charlie Gaskins, has performed several “National Wagyu Sire Summary” progeny tests and published the results of such tests.  EPDs have been generated based upon the results of these progeny tests.  These reports provide very useful information on the marbling, ribeye area and external fat characteristics of many popular Wagyu sires.  See the attached reports.

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