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.
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
#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.