Wagyu and Crossbred Wagyu breeding animals and commercial slaughter animals may be registered and their performance data recorded for genetic analysis through Wagyu BREEDPLAN. Animal registration and performance recording is important to confirm the pedigrees of animals, to assist with genetic selection and future mating decisions, as well as confirming Wagyu breed claims. Commercial slaughter animals benefit from registration through confirmation of Wagyu breeding for beef brand input verification and live export. The addition of performance data for both breeders and their slaughter progeny enables accurate prediction of selection indexe through Wagyu BREEDPLAN.
Full membership is required prior to being able register and collate performance records for animals. For more information about the benefits and how to become a member of the AWA please go to becoming a member.
Animal registration forms the fundamental building block for seedstock production. It aims to record the animal and its sire and dam, which must already be registered, therefore establishing the pedigree “tree” for the animal i.e.;
To ensure the sire and dam are correct the AWA requires the sire and dam to be verified using DNA parent verification testing prior to registration. Hence registration with AWA is a two-step process: