Westolme Umeko - 100% Kedaka/Tottori foundation female
Sire Stack: 002 x 003 x Umeko
AUS Reg: KPCFM00131
Sire Stack: TF 148 x 002 x 003 x Umeko!
Our Elite Umeko Sire:
OLIVE GROVE WAGYU Q038 (AI) (ET) Dam: WESTHOLME K5241
The Umeko maternal line is a rare Westholme cow family. Umeko is possibly the best pedigreed Kedaka/Tottori female to have left Japan. She was double bred to the legendary Dai 20 Hirashige, through her sire Dai 5 Hirashige (son of Dai 20 Hirashige) and her dam, a direct daughter of Dai 20 Hirashige. The Umeko maternal line was one of the few Kedaka/Tottori maternal lines exported from Japan.
Dai 20 Hirashige J287 – Kuro Iku – is one of the most significant bulls of the Kedaka line, which was established in the Tottori Prefecture from descendants of the sire Kedaka J7212 – Kuro Iku – born in 1959. Born August 18, 1978, Dai 20 Hirashige was extraordinarily long-lived, 19 years and 8 months, producing over 70,000 calves.
A statue of him stands in Kanoya City, Kagoshima Prefecture.
Hirashigekatsu, is a son of Dai 20 Hirashige 287 and possiblely the greatest bull in Japan today. Hirashigekatsu has produced heavy carcasses with extreme marbling. At the 2007 all Japan Zenkyo competition, six of the top ten bulls were sired by Hirashigekatsu. Current leading Kedaka-line sires include Hirashigekatsu’s sons – Yurishige, Katsutadahira, and Tadashigekatsu, known to produce over 550kg carcasses with elite marbling and REA when mated to Tajima and Shimane cows.
The famous Westhomle sire, Hirashigetayasu J2351 was sired by Dai 20 Hirashige J287.
Our donor, Kaputar M131, is an ideal blend of Tajima and Kedaka/Tottori. She is sired by TF 148, bringing marbling and carcass traits to compliment the high growth & maternal traits pedigree behind her. She sports an impressive sire stack of TF 148 x 002 x 003 x Umeko! Her EBVs are impressive too with a 1.3 MS, 26 CW, 7 Milk, and $220 SRI.