MFC Kimitofuku 434 B sire, ITOSHIGENAMI, was according to David Blackmore, a renowned Wagyu producer in Australia, one of the very best bulls ever exported from Japan.  ITOSHIGENAMI had excellent conformation, was medium framed and is 75% Tajima and 25% Itozakura.

Grandsire

Sire 

SCD  Stearoyl CoA Desaturase 

SCD typing in Waygu is designed to aid in the selection of cattle with the inheritable genetic coding that produces a superior fat composition.  Steatoyl CoA Desaturase (SCD) is the protein that is encoded by the SCD gene and the enzyme that changes saturated fatty acid (Stearic Acid) that generates a harder fat with a higher melting point into an unsaturated fatty acid (Oleic Acid) that results in a softer fat with a lower melting point.  Not only is unsaturated fat healthier; it is more desirable and pleasing to the palate.  DNA sequences in Wagyu cattle are placed into two classifications of amino acids:  A (Alanine) and V (Valine). Wagyu carry a genetic mutation that changes Valine to Alanine: the presence of A type amino acids have a lower melting point of fat.

The preferred SCD designation is AA. 

18% of Wagyu are designated as AA, 74% VA, and 8% VV

                 Shigeshigenami 10632

Great Grandsire

 #4 TOP in Ono's 100 Greatest Wagyu in Japan    Grandsire of Suzutani;                                                         Maternal Grandsire of Sanjirou & Shigeshigetani

FB 17785   Tattoo MFC434    DOB 4/15/14

14 year Wagyu Breeder, Michael Goodell of Muddy Flats Cattle Company says "it took me a long time to  make this bull",  "he has   everything Genotype, Phenotype, SCD AA,  calm temperament, and it took 42 embryos to end up with a bull in this rare  line FREE     of any known Wagyu Genetic Disorders."  Grandsired by ITOSHIGENAMI, and Great Grandsire SHIGESHIGENAMI 10632

          KIMITOFUKU   Kimi = You,   To = With,   Fuku = Luck         "Luck With You"

 The sire of this herdsire, TF 813 KIMITOFUKU, was a very well- known sire owned by the Joseph   Decuis Wagyu Program,  His sire, ITOSHIGENAMI, was one of the very sought after lines in the   Wagyu world.  His sire, ITOSHIGENAMI, was according to David Blackmore, a renowned Wagyu   producer in Australia, one   of the very best bulls ever exported from Japan.  ITOSHIGENAMI  had   excellent confirmation, was medium framed and is 75% Tajima and 25% Itozakura.  The dam of the   bull featured in this lot is MFC ITOSHIGEFUJI 0-23.  She issired by ITOSHIGEFUJI, a bull know to  be  larger framed, and have exceptional Average Daily Gain.   His pedigree carries many of the original bloodlines that trace back over 300 years.