Bar R Shigeshigetani 30T (FB8177) – is a well proven sire developed by Jerry Reeves of Bar R Wagyu. He has proven to have the strong propensity of his sire Shigeshigetani to transmit his desirable characteristics to offspring in a very consistent manner. His famous Shigeshigetani (Haruki 2 x Suzutani) is a blend of two top foundation animals. On the bottom side of his pedigree you will find that his dam Bar R 68P is 25% Michifuku, 12.5% Fukutsuru-068, 6.25% Haruki 2 (adding to the paternal grand sire content of Haruki 2 for 30T), 6.25% Kikuyasu-400, and out of the original Yuriko-1 cow, who was grand-sired by the famous Dai 20 Hirashige 287, who is double-bred Kedaka 7212.
Shigeshigetani 30T has been proven in multiple Washington State Sire Summary progeny tests, which sire ranking information is based upon progeny tests utilizing reference sires to produce a set of EPDs based upon the multiple WSU progeny tests that have been conducted. Such progeny tests have shown that 30T is an outstanding “balanced” Wagyu sire.
The fact that 30T has over 330 registered progeny from numerous producers in the American Wagyu Association registry, a huge number for all but the popular “foundation bulls”, is testament to the fact that there are many “believers” in 30T. This is what Bar R Cattle Company’s Jerry Reeves has said about 30T:
Bar R Shigeshigetani 30T, with 62 progeny in the most recent 2017 WSU National Wagyu Sire Summary, ranked #1 for back fat, #2 for rib eye area, #13 for carcass weight, and #27 for marbling out of 109 sires evaluated. He is in the top 25% of bulls evaluated for all four of these traits. His progeny show excellent carcass traits along with growth and performance. Bar R Shigeshigetani 30T is still considered the most balanced performance and carcass trait bull that Bar R Cattle Company has produced in the past 27 years. He is a large framed Tajima bull and his progeny are docile. We are impressed with his daughters’ dispositions and mothering abilities.
30T is one of the few newer sires that evidence has shown is likely better than his own famous outstanding sire and is representative of an animal that should be the goal of Wagyu breeders. At Rocking 711 Ranch we have used Shigeshigetani 30T to produce quite a few offspring from several of our top donor cows, which chosen from for future breeding stock. We explain in this blog post on how we used a feed test to evaluate numerous 30T-sired young bulls, which test provided additional confirmatory evidence that 30T is in fact an outstanding sire, as well as select several young 30T-sired bulls we are further developing as herd sires, some of which we are hopeful could be even better than 30T.