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In LMR Mitsuru 2450Z, the famous Dai 7 Itozakura J65 and Monjiro J11550 lines come together to forge carcass-winning genetics. Itozakura, namesake of the Itozakura “tsuru” (a cattle line or a strain of cattle), is listed by Kenichi Ono as the 2nd most important Wagyu of Japan – widely known for frame size, weight gain and gentle nature. His marbling score was unheard of at the time: fully three times higher than many of the top bulls of his era. Kenichi Ono says Dai 7 Itozakura became known as the smartest economic investment among all Wagyu strains. Arguably his most famous son, Kitaguni 7-8, is 3rd on Ono’s list.
Monjiro J11550, Mitsuru’s maternal grandsire, is #7 on Ono’s list – known best in the West as Michifuku’s sire and Sanjirou’s grandsire. Sired by Yasumi Doi J10328 and born in Hyogo Prefecture, Monjiro was only one year old when he won 2nd prize (Honorable Prize) at the Zenkyo in Fukushima in 1982. He was active for 12 years and produced over 400,000 straws of semen.
Kitaguni Jr, 2450Z’s sire, is a Trait Leader and ranks in the top 1% for Birth Weight EBV (-2.7). Kitaguni ranks in the top 1% for Marble Score EBV (+1.4) and in the top 3% for Rib Fat EBV (+1.4). In the 2017 LMCC Sire Performance Study, WKS Kitaguni Jr ranks 3rd with an average of 31.71%, with 55 carcasses studied, following Yasufuku Jr and his own son, LMR Koichi 1409Y. And with 13 images studied as Dam Sire, Kitaguni Jr displays his staying power by ranking #2 for IMF (33.03%). And in terms of Marble Fineness, Kitaguni Jr ranks 4th as both Sire and Dam Sire.
LMR Ms Michifuku 9231W, dam of Mitsuru 2450Z, brings a combination of Michifuku and Fukutsuru 068 to fine tune 2450’s carcass traits even further. None truer than her own daughter (LMR Ms Akahige 4200B), half sib to LMR Mitsuru 2450Z (41.16% IMF).
2450Z has all the hallmarks of a great carcass builder with a Marble Score EBV (+1.1), ranking him in the top 5% of all Fullblood Wagyu outside Japan. Like his half-sib 4200B, LMR Mitsuru 2450Z is passing those marbling genes to his offspring – now 29 and counting. Lone Mountain was using him heavily as one of our top Kitaguni cover bulls before his sale to Imperial Beef, though we expect another group of his calves to hit the ground before the end of 2017.
The primary job of a seedstock breeder is to produce a bull that is even better than his parents - and we think LMR Mitsuru 2450Z has the powerful genetics to do just that. In addition, through DNA testing revealing a Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase (SCD) grade of AA, 2450Z is the ticket to upgrade your herd.
FREE by parentage of all known Wagyu Genetic Defects. SCD = AA Tenderness Score of 4
Owned by Imperial Beef. Semen interest retained by Lone Mountain.
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