Cattle Breeder Produces Prime Beef Using Japanese Traits

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A South Dakota cattle breeding operation is making Japanese beef traits available for commercial cattlemen. Prime 360 Beef is merging the best traits of Japanese Akaushi (Vol. 39, No. 4) and Wagyu breeds with leading North American breeds to produce USDA-Prime beef. Currently less than 5 percent of all processed beef grades prime. The company’s goal is to produce calves with the genetic potential to grade prime a high percentage of the time. “We could do it with straight Wagyu and Akaushi breeds, but they don’t have the eye appeal of our North American breeds,” says Jim Nickeson, general manager, …

Introducing TKCC P360B HIGH PRIME

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Introducing TKCC P360B HIGH PRIME (ASA  #3083791), one of the highest IMF purebred Simmental bulls we have found.  We were impressed by the many attributes this unique Purebred Simmental bull could bring to our program.  We are breeding a large amount of Simmental to our Japanese donors to enhance the marketablity of Prime for our customers calves. He excels in front end cleanliness, tight sheath, dimension and overall length. It doesn’t hurt that he is a full ET brother to the champion pen of 3 Simmental this year at the National Western.  He has the disposition of a kitten and his dam …