Son of Butch wrote:Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:I would never be willing to "lose" muscling to "add marbling" using Waigu bulls.
"Generally", the muscle pattern you see on the rump is indicative of muscle throughout the whole carcass.
Not even if it increased the NET VALUE of the carcass by taking it from Low Choice to High Choice or Prime?
Seems short sighted to me... but to each their own, I do understand personal preference and eye appeal.
But the consumer sees only what's on their plate... not what is in the pasture.
I am talking $$$. NET VALUE. We get paid by the pound for: feeder steers, cull cows, freezer beef.
A "young" Choice 2 animal is going to be a great eating experience. Why would I give up muscle size for more marbling. Makes no sense to me. And, how strong is your market going to be? How much can you sell super high price of novelty beef?
High dollar for less meat doesn't necessarily = more money (NET VALUE).
People want to jump on the band wagon for these novelty breeds. No matter how big or small your animal is, they take just as much farm labor to take care of them.