Wagyu Cattle Cross Experiment
By John Brethour, Beef Cattle Scientist of Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers
In this experiment, a Wagyu bull was crossed with Charolais cows in an effort to provide a quality, lean carcass.
"The experiment involved steers produced from crossing Wagyu bulls and Charolais cows. They are part of a research goal to improve management strategies for production of high quality beef. Specifically these cattle were acquired to track the development of marbling as a function of time on feed in order to improve prediction models based on ultrasound estimates of marbling.