1) VBV Popeye x L4 F Ito Oli Z1 - The sire of these embryos is a 50% Akaushi / 50% Black Wagyu son of the high marbling Akaushi bull WSI Umemaru bred over a WKS Shigeshigetani x WKS Sanjirou x JVP Fukutsuru 068 x Michifuku x JVP Kikuyasu 400 daughter steeped in marbling genetics. The dam is a 12.5% Akaushi / 87.5% Black Wagyu daughter of BR Itomichi 0602 x JVP Oliver ( a combination of JVP Fukutsuru 068 and JVP Yasutanizakura 931 ) x JVP Kikuyasu 400 over the Akaushi cow JVP Kunisakae 124 ( a direct daughter of Dai 10 Mitsumaru ).
These Red / Black Wagyu calves will be 31.25% Akaushi / 68.75% Black Wagyu and will take advantage of the growth of Akaushi and the marbling potential of Black Wagyu all while increasing heterosis.
2) JC Rueshawsan 65 x L4 F Ito Oli Z1 - The sire of these embryos is a 62.5% Akaushi / 37.5% Black Wagyu son of Rueshaw bred over a daughter of SR Y13 Sanji x JVP Kikuyasu 400 over the Akaushi cow JVP Kunisakae 124. The dam is a 12.5% Akaushi / 87.5% Black Wagyu daughter of BR Itomichi 0602 x JVP Oliver ( a combination of JVP Fukutsuru 068 and JVP Yasutanizakura 931 ) x JVP Kikuyasu 400 over the Akaushi cow JVP Kunisakae 124 ( a direct daughter of Dai 10 Mitsumaru ).
These Red / Black Wagyu calves will be 37.5% Akaushi / 62.5% Black Wagyu and will take advantage of the growth of Akaushi and the marbling potential of Black Wagyu all while increasing heterosis.
Here are some examples of crossing Akaushi and Black Wagyu:
Promising Young Red Wagyu (Akaushi) / Black Wagyu Cross Bulls
This impressive specimen is bred and owned by Jim and Joan Chisholm of Chisholm Cattle Company and has sired the 2016 Houston Grand Champion JC Ruenami 140. JC Rueshawsan 65 is a son of Rueshaw who was the only Japanese national champion bull to leave Japan. His dam is JC Ms Sanjiyasu 018 who was sired by SR Y13 Sanji known for consistently passing his growth to his progeny. The Dam of JC 018 is UKB Kunisakae 124 who was a 50% red wagyu through JVP Kunisakae 124, a daughter of the famed Akaushi bull Dai 10 Mitsumaru.
At 3 1/2 years JC Rueshawsan 65 weighted 2,170 lbs and is quite impressive in person boasting a wide top line, great depth, and sound structure. JC 65 had a birth weight of 70#, a 400 day weight of 1,028#, and mature weight of 2,170#.
We currently have several pregnancies sired by JC 65 we will have hit the ground in the Fall of '17 and Spring of '18.
VBV Popeye is 50% Red Wagyu (Akaushi) / 50% Black Wagyu. This fullblood wagyu bull was sired by WSI Umemaru who is a fullblood Red Wagyu known for his combination of growth and marbling abilities. Popeye's dam is VBV Shigejirou who is a fullblood Black Wagyu which stacks a combination of some of the best foundation genetics available in the U.S. including WKS Shigeshigetani, WKS Sanjirou, JVP Fukutsuru 068, WKS Michifuku, JVP Kikuyasu 400, Yasukane 1682, and Dai 7 Itozakura's son Itofuji 483.
This potent combination of marbling and growth which outcrosses through WSI Umemaru is sure to add growth and maternal traits while increasing carcass traits.
Look for more information to come available on VBV Popeye. We currently have calves scheduled to hit the ground out of Popeye in the Fall of '18.
UKB Mr Kurobeni L6124 comes courtesy of Ultimate Kobe Beef, LLC. Kurobeni is a 5/8ths Akaushi - 3/8ths Black Wagyu bull that stacks some of the best of Akaushi genetics with amazing marbling and growth Black Wagyu genetics combining for ultimate heterosis.
L6124 traces his Akaushi genetics to mainstays of Red Wagyu lore through Shigemaru, Hikari, Judo, Namimaru, Dai 10 Mitsumaru, and the venerable lesser known cows families of Kunisakae and 27 Homare both of which provide outcross potential to the majority of Akaushi genetics available in the US.
On the Black Wagyu side of the family tree, we find the #1 US EPD marbler JVP Fukutsuru 068, JVP Yasutanisakura who ties back to Japanese mainstay Yasukane 1628, former US REA #1 JVP Kikuyasu 400, and finally JVP Fukutomi 990 who ties back to several Japanese top 100 cows such as Mitsufuku & Fukuyo and renowned Japanese foundation bulls such as Kikumi Doi and Yasumi Doi.
Combining Akaushi and Black Wagyu genetics not only provides a way in which to add much needed diversity to both breeds, it also allows for the potential of the best of boths worlds combining the foraging diversity, uniform structure, and maternal upside of Akaushi with the unlimited marbling potential and feed efficiency of Black Wagyu.
Lastly, I have been up close and personal with UKB Mr Kurobeni and he is one of the most impressive bulls I have seen of any breed. I truly believe that bulls such as him will find their way into the mainstream of Wagyu genetics in the near future.