KURO KIN DAI 2 KINNTOU 5 (AI) is the leading female in Australia for Marble Score EBV of +2.3 and is the leading Wagyu animal in Australia for the Fullblood Terminal Index of $590.
KURO KIN HIKOHIME 13 (AI) (ET) is a leading female in Australia for Marble Score of +1.8 and is 3rd female in the Wagyu breed for the Fullblood Terminal Index of $467
- What does this mean? I hear you ask. Up until now predicting marbling in Wagyu has been difficult, due to technology that has been available in Australia. Live ultrasound scanning is used extensively in the livestock industry to predict many traits such as, Eye muscle area, retail beef yield, P8 and rib fat as well as Intra Muscular Fat (marbling). However with Wagyu it has been discovered that ultrasound live scanning results for IMF do not correlate with carcase data from the abattoir. So with credit due to Joe Gross and others a Japanese Digital Imaging camera has been used to objectively measure carcase data. This data along with AUS - Meat assessment scores are now being used to generate Wagyu Specific Carcass EBV's.
- The Fullblood Terminal Index is generated by utilising Carcass weight EBV's and Marble Score EBV's. Click here for a more detailed explanation of EBV's.
- Descendants of these females are been used extensively in our herd as well as being sold for breeding of Fullbloods and F1's
Kuro Kin Field Day draws a large crowd.
- There was plenty of interest from 3 major processors and buyers of Wagyu that were present during the day. Elders International, Stanbroke Beef and JBS Swift were all keen to develop relationships with Wagyu producers.
- Interest in Fullblood Bulls and females is also strong at the moment, prompting us to announce, that we will be taking expressions of interest now, for delivery of Wagyu Fullblood bulls to be ready for joining in May 2016. Click here to put your name down for interest.