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jvp fukutsuru 068

sire michifuku

sire sanjirou

sire shigeshigetani

sire yasufuku

sire yasufuku

sire takazakura

sire itoshigenami

sire kikutsunudoi

jvp kikuyasudoi 400


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dai 7 itozakura

kitaguni 7-8 J1530

kitaguni jr

tf itohana 2

tf itomichi

sire itoshigefuji

sire itozurudoi

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dai 20 hirashige j287

hirashigetayasu j2351


Michifuku is thought to be the best carcass bull ever to leave Japan. Even with smaller framed offspring, his progeny’s carcass characteristics are superb. Michifuku was formerly the number one marbling bull in the U.S. Wagyu Sire Summary, and consistently ranks second in ribeye area (REA) and fourth in backfat thickness (EPD). Michifuku’s sire, Monjiro 11550, is linebred to Tajima J105, great-grandsire of Yasumi Doi J10328. Michifuku’s dam, Michiko J655635, was sired by Tanishige 1526 and grandsired by Yasutanidoi J472. Yasumi Doi J10328 and Yasutanidoi J472 are considered to be two of the most famous of the Tajima/ Tajiri line.

Yasumi Doi J10328 sired Yasutanidoi J472, as well as Dai 2 Yasutsuru 774, sire of Fukutsuru 068. Yasumi Doi J10328 also grandsired Yasufuku 930, sire of Yasufuku Jr. and grandsire of Takazakura. Yasumi Doi J10328 appears twice in Michifuku’s pedigree. This lineage supports Michifuku’s high standing.

According to World K’s Group data on Michifuku’s progeny in Australia:

12,000 F1 calves were fed 540 days [ADG = 2.31 lbs].
85 percent graded 9+ on the Australian scale [grading above 12.9 on a numerical scale, which is three full grades above the highest USDA grade of Prime].
15 percent graded 7-9, on a numerical marbling scale 10-12.9. [On the USDA scale, numbers 7-9 would be considered Prime+ and Prime++.]

Descendants of Monjiro 11550 produced carcasses that sold at auction for $16,000, $18,000 and $21,000 at the 2007 All-Japan Wagyu Competition.