2017 Elite Wagyu Sale

The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) is facilitating the 4th Annual Elite Wagyu Sale to make available high performing Wagyu cattle and genetics to the Australian and international beef cattle industries. Registered Wagyu bulls, females, semen and embryos will be on offer at the 2017 Wagyu Expansion conference in Albury NSW on WEDNESDAY 3 MAY 2017 at 2pm.

New performance criteria

To generate a high standard offering, ALL LOTS must have at least one EBV or Index (e.g. FTI) in the TOP 10% in Wagyu BREEDPLAN. This includes live lots, donors of semen and donors of semen and embryos for embryo lots.

New health criteria

Once entries are received and accepted by AWA, an invoice will be issued for the entry fees as will a document that will need to be completed indicating health treatments and tests for live lots.

Sale catalogues

An electronic sale catalogue will be released in mid-March 2017. Hard copy catalogues will be posted to all members by the end of the month. Delivery times of posted catalogues will depend on Australia Post delivery. The sale will be a LIVE AUCTION interfaced online through AuctionsPlus with potential buyers able to operate at the sale venue or online from anywhere in the world.

Summary of fees

Entry fees are payable on receipt of invoice and non-refundable once entry is accepted and catalogued by the Australian Wagyu Association. All prices listed are inclusive of GST. The AWA will invoice you for the lots accepted.

Live cattle, embryos or flush $330 per lot
Semen $165 per lot

Selling agents

Ruralco-LogoHarvey Weyman-Jones
Stud Stock, Business & Commercial Property Manager
Grant Daniel & Long Pty Ltd

email hweyamnjones@gdlrural.com.au
phone 0414 941 788

Peter Brazier 
email pbrazier@gdlrural.com.au
phone 0407 525 983

Mark Duthie
email mduthie@gdlrural.com.au
phone 0448 016 950

How to enter

To enter, click on the Enter Now button and submit your lot for the sale. If you are selling more than one lot, please submit a new form including your sale notes with each entry.

Entries close 1 March 2017.  All information including member logos, animal photographs and videos must be supplied by the closing date. Despatch information and deadlines will be advised after the entry has been accepted.

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Conditions of sale

Vendors must agree to offer lots under the following conditions.

  • Vendors must be AWA full members and all live lots and donor dams and sires must be AWA registered.
  • All lots to be WAGYU Fullblood 100% but ‘special interest’ lots may be accepted.
  • ALL LOTS must have at least one EBV or Fullblood Terminal Index in the TOP 10% in Wagyu BREEDPLAN. This includes live lots, donors of semen and donors of semen and embryos for embryo lots.
  • New health criteria. Once entries are received and accepted by AWA, an invoice will be issued for the entry fees as will a document to be completed indicating health treatments and tests for live lots.
  • All LIVE LOTS to consist of one animal only.
  • EMBRYOS: Lots to comprise of 6 A grade embryos from the same joining.
  • BREEDPLAN figures will be published in the online and printed catalogues and mid-parent BREEDPLAN figures for embryos.
  • SEMEN: Lots of 10 straws. Entries of elite sires encouraged, especially the top BREEDPLAN EBV performers.
  • TRANSFERS. The vendor agrees for the AWA to transfer live sold animals to the purchaser. AWA will not charge a transfer fee.
  • BULLS & FEMALES: Fertility and soundness guarantees requiredAll live lots to be independently evaluated pre-sale by a qualified veterinarian for structural soundness and fertility with semen tests for bulls and pregnancy tests for females at vendor’s expense. The evaluation reports are to be provided to AWA within 14 days of the entry closing date. Bulls guaranteed to produce viable semen within six months of sale. Any claim against the breeding ability or structural breakdown must be made in writing and accompanied by a Veterinary Certificate within 12 months of the sale date. Any animal failing to breed will be replaced with an animal of similar value.
  • FREIGHT: All freight/delivery costs to be the responsibility of the purchaser.
  • GENETIC CONDITIONS: Strong preference given to animals and donors which are DNA tested free or ‘free by pedigree’ of B3, CHS, CL16 and F11. Test and GeneProb results to be published in catalogue.

  • GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE: The sale will be a live sequential auction interfaced with AuctionsPlus under ALPA Livestock Auction Terms and Conditions of sale.
  • VIDEOS/PHOTOGRAPHS: High quality still photographs and videos must be provided when requested (to be taken at vendor’s expense).
  • COMMISSIONS: The agent’s commission will be at least 6% and AWA management commission 3% for a total of 9% of sale price (final agent’s commission to be advised).
  • AUCTIONSPLUS: Sale will be a live auction interfaced online through AuctionsPlus allowing appropriately registered potential buyers worldwide to bid.
  • ENTRY FEE (GST inclusive): For each accepted entry $330 per live animal and embryo lots and $165 per semen lot to cover AuctionsPlus/advertising/cataloguing/transfers. Payable on receipt of invoice and non-refundable once the entry is accepted and catalogued.
  • CATALOGUES: An extended printed colour catalogue available at the sale and online through wagyu.org.au and on the AuctionsPlus and agent’s websites.
  • OVER SUBSCRIBED: If excess nominations are received, an independent selection committee appointed by the AWA board will make the final decision with preference given to lots carrying BREEDPLAN EBVs in the higher percentile bands. The decision of this specially appointed selection committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • INSURANCE: Risk changes to purchaser at the fall of the hammer. Insurance is recommended and will be available at the sale.
  • EXPORT PROTOCOL: To encourage international competition, especially for embryos and semen, it is recommended that availability of lots to overseas countries be indicated in catalogue vendor notes.
  • SELLING AGENT: Harvey Weyman-Jones
    Stud Stock, Business & Commercial Property Manager
    Grant Daniel & Long Pty Ltd
    email hweyamnjones@gdlrural.com.au
    phone 0414 941 788

  • ENTRIES CLOSE on 1st March 2017 at the AWA office by email only.
  • Australian Wagyu Association contact us