AWA Breeder Workshops

2017 Australian Wagyu Association Breeder Workshop


Make the most of your Wagyu Membership

All Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) members are invited to a series of highly informative and interactive breeder workshops to improve your recording and management skills.

These full day workshops offer an excellent opportunity to upskill in areas influencing your herd productivity while networking with fellow breeders. We will discuss how to efficiently record your calves from birth to sale or slaughter and how to make the most informed breeding selections.

Each workshop will include an exciting guest presentation or field trip to a Wagyu operation in the area. Check the program for details and be sure to register for the workshop closest to you today!


Training will be lead by Carel Teseling, AWA Technical Services Manager with presentations from one of our Member Services Officers, Caitlin Berecry or Sally McPhie.


DNA and Parent Verification – All you need to know about collecting and submitting your samples and the importance of parent verification
Registration methods and procedures – Investigating different registration data submission methods and how best to submit your calves to AWA
Performance recording – How and why? Explore how performance recording can improve your herd and your bottom line
Understanding SNP technology – How does this impact my herd in the short and long term?
Online Wagyu services – Unlocking the functionality of the AWA database: searches, matings and herd management
Q&A – All your Wagyu related questions answered by staff and fellow breeders
A field trip will conclude the day. See upcoming workshops for details.


ARMIDALE, NSW                                                              BUY TICKET NOW

Date – Thursday 2 March, 9am – 5.30pm.
Venue – Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq St, Armidale
Ticket – AWA members $121 (incl GST). Non members will need to join the AWA to attend.

Stud visit – Longford Wagyu

Longford Station owns and operates a substantial Japanese Black Wagyu breeding and production operation in Bendemeer, NSW. At the current date the breeding herd consists of approximately 2,500 breeding females ranging from F1s to Fullbloods. The team at Longford will have a selection of their best genetics on display, with staff on hand to answer your breeding queries.

BALLARAT, VIC                                                               BUY TICKET NOW

Date – Thursday 9 March, 9am – 5.30pm.
Venue – The George Hotel, 25-27 Lydiard St N, Ballarat
Ticket – AWA members $121 (incl GST). Non members will need to join the AWA to attend.

Stud visit – Sher Wagyu

Established in 1991, the Sher family produce Wagyu Fullblood 100% and Crossbred Wagyu F1 50% beef to supply discerning customers around the world. Located in Ballan, the Shers combine the finest Wagyu bloodlines with a carefully managed ‘conception to consumer’ production system that results in both domestic and export beef. The Shers will have a selection of their latest genetics on display with staff on hand to answer your Wagyu production queries.

ROMA, QLD                                                               BUY TICKET NOW

Date – Tuesday 14 March, 9am – 5.30pm.
Venue – Roma Explorers Inn, 44778 Warrego Hwy, Roma
Ticket – AWA members $121 (incl GST). Non members will need to join the AWA to attend.

Guest Session – Hamilton Park Wagyu

Owned and operated by the Maller family, Wallumbilla, QLD, Hamilton Park Wagyu take a ‘paddock to plate’ approach to Wagyu production. The Mallers produce and custom feed their own Wagyu genetics and supply their end product to two-time World Steak Challenge winners Jack’s Creek. Selwyn and Jocelyn will be on hand to provide us with first hand insight into their business, as well as a special taste testing of their choice cuts.