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WKS-LMR Michifuku 3500A’s maternal grandsire is Shigeshigenami J10632, the sire of Itoshigenami TF148 and Suzunami (WKS Suzutani’s dam, herself renowned as the dam of both WKS Sanjirou and WKS Shigeshigetani). Tajima breeding consists of three lines: Kumanami, Naka-Doi and Oku-Doi. A bull named Shigeshigenami is the reason the Kumanami line is on that elite list.
Shigeshigenami J10632, born in 1972 in Hyogo, was originally named Masaki, but the name was changed when the prefecture bought him as a prospective sire. (However, a year after Hyogo Prefecture purchased it, Shigeshigenami was sold to Yodomi-san, a calf grower, who entered him in a Miyagi auction in June 1974 – he was purchased for the then unbelievable price of 4.5 million yen, by the prefecture. By the time of his death in 1980, almost 30% of all Wagyu calves in Miyagi Prefecture had been sired by Shigeshigenami.) Shigeshigenami is ranked #4 by Kenichi Ono (following Yasufuku J930, Dai 7 Itozakura and Kitaguni 7/8) in his informed and enlightened book, Outstanding Wagyu of Japan: "Shigeshigenami is famous throughout Japan for increasing the quality of Wagyu cattle in Miyagi Prefecture."
In addition, 3500A’s dam, HOK Nakahana 5 is a half-sib of WKS Nakayuki, the mother of WKS Kitaguni Jr. In the Wagyu breed it is wise to never underestimate the maternal influence.
What can be said that has not already been said about WKS-LMR Michifuku 3500’s sire, WKS Michifuku? He is not only the sire of WKS Sanjirou, but also has a storied pedigree – his sire, Monjiro J11550, is one of the 15 most distinguished Wagyu of Japan, according to Kenichi Ono, ranked as #7 – and his grandsire is the legendary Yasumi-Doi J10328. Monjiro was born March 15, 1981 in Hyogo Prefecture and was the 11th calf by his dam, Harumi J1086409. Monjiro, originally named Harutoshi 2, was just a yearling when he won the number two spot at the Zenkyo (All-Japan Wagyu Show) and was auctioned for $160,000.
Tanishige J1526 sired WKS Michifuku’s dam, Michiko J655636 and WKS Suzutani and was the celebrated son of Yasutani-Doi J472 – himself a renowned son of Yasumi-Doi J10328 – and sire of Yasufuku J930, Tanifuku-Doi J1606, and grandsire of Kimifuku 3. All in all, 3500A is the result of a brilliant Tajima breeding.
With WKS-LMR Michifuku 3500A yet to reach his prime, 20 offspring and counting but no progeny yet ready for slaughter, he is an example of carcass potential that one can expect from an outstanding pedigree such as 4337B – 47.77% IMF (shown).
WKS-LMR Michifuku 3500A has an exemplary set of BREEDPLAN figures. He is in the top 5% for Ribeye EBV (+3.9), and the top 10% for Marble Score EBV (+0.8) and Marble Fineness EBV (+0.27).
FREE by parentage of all known Wagyu genetic defects. SCD: AA Tenderness Score: 3
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