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11 Sep 2017

Wagyu bull makes $88,000 on AuctionsPlus

A 13 months old Fullblood Wagyu bull with BREEDPLAN figures in the top one per cent of the breed for... View Article



11 Sep 2017

Australian Wagyu industry reaches out to Japanese counterparts

Australian Wagyu industry representatives in Japan this week for the National Wagyu Exhibition have for the first time held talks... View Article



11 Sep 2017

Japanese Wagyu Trade Mission: Oono Farm and feedlot packs a lot of punch into 130ha

Commercial cattle feedlot, cropping, Wagyu restaurant, solar power farm, composting business and value-added beef products – Japanese farmer Yasuhiro Oono... View Article



4 Sep 2017

Japanese Wagyu Trade Mission: Hokkaido beef plant sets high standards for yield, traceability, food safety

While Japan’s single largest beef processing plant may be modest in size compared with many in Australia, what it lacks... View Article



31 Aug 2017

At $17,000 a carcase, Wagyu is serious business in Japan’s wholesale meat market

Watching individual high-quality Wagyu carcases sell for the equivalent of $17,000 Australian left an indelible impression on the Australian Wagyu... View Article



30 Aug 2017

Japan Wagyu tour promises to expand Aussie breeders’ knowledge

While Australia has made massive strides in establishing the world’s second-largest Wagyu beef industry since the breed first arrived in... View Article



17 Aug 2017

2017 Paddock to Plate Wagyu Challenge

Every rib eye, captured by digital technology and objectively measured. That’s the reality of a new camera used at the inaugural Wagyu... View Article



28 Jul 2017

Index name change from FTI to TCI

The Elite Wagyu Sale is held in conjunction with the annual Australian Wagyu Association Conference and is an opportunity to... View Article



27 Jul 2017

Premium Wagyu Sale – 4 August 2017

Around 400 cattle that range from Fullblood Wagyu to cattle with Wagyu content in their breeding are expected to be... View Article



30 Jun 2017

Stanbroke Beef takes lead in first phase of Paddock to Palate

For the first time, the RNA Paddock to Palate has introduced the 330-day Wagyu Challenge as part of the competition. And... View Article



31 May 2017

Japan tour to provide unforgettable insight into Wagyu industry

A two-week trade mission and study tour to Japan leaving at the end of August will provide a unique insight... View Article



12 May 2017

Wagyu’s quality assurance challenge

Wagyu breeders are leading the pack — but they shouldn’t rest now Matt McDonagh, Australian Wagyu Association CEO, said the... View Article



5 May 2017

Consumer insights paint bright picture for premium beef

Shifts in consumption behaviour and incomes, combined with increasingly positive perceptions of Australian beef, paint a bright picture for suppliers... View Article



4 May 2017

Tajima tops the brands

The Tajima F1 Wagyu crossbred brand from Andrews Meat Industries scooped up yet another major award when it was named... View Article



3 May 2017

Wagyu’s explosive growth set to continue

New chief executive officer the Australian Wagyu Association Matt McDonagh with retiring CEO Graham Truscott and president Peter Gilmour at... View Article



24 Apr 2017

Official conference program available

Click here for the exciting 2017 Wagyu Conference program.  The 2017 Wagyu Expansion Conference has retained its position as the... View Article



19 Apr 2017

Elite Wagyu catalogue out now

The Wagyu Elite sale catalogue containing some of the best genetics available in the Wagyu breed today is now available. ... View Article



3 Apr 2017

New CEO to continue Wagyu Expansion

Following an exhaustive worldwide executive search, the Australian Wagyu Association has appointed beef industry executive and meat quality specialist Dr... View Article



31 Mar 2017

Looking to export or to accelerate export growth?

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science present this exciting free half-day workshop in... View Article



24 Mar 2017

2017 Japanese Wagyu Trade Mission

Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) in conjunction with Quadrant Australia is pleased to offer you the chance to join the Wagyu... View Article



23 Mar 2017

Special entertainment at Gala dinner

The 2017 Female Artist of the Year at the Tamworth Golden Guitar Awards, Sara Storer, will perform at the dinner.... View Article



21 Mar 2017

Wagyu now an ‘industry leader’

Wagyu has become the haute couture, or the fine wine, of the beef industry. From humble beginnings when the breed... View Article



20 Feb 2017

Wagyu Expansion – new speakers announced

The 2017 Wagyu conference heads south this year to Albury on the New South Wales/Victorian border on May 1 to... View Article



14 Feb 2017

Enhance registrations and management skills

A series of Wagyu workshops in three states in March are targeted at enhancing the registration and management skills of... View Article



30 Jan 2017

New test identifies black wagyu content

The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) has developed a genomic test to determine the level of Japanese Black (Black Wagyu) in... View Article



27 Jan 2017

The rise of Wagyu as highest value beef breed

Every cross with Wagyu is profitable AuctionsPlus is where the real value of Wagyu is being demonstrated as the prices... View Article



4 Jan 2017

Gina beefs up ag empire

Rinehart’s ag focus spreads overseas Gina Rinehart’s bold farm sector expansion plans didn’t stop with the $365 million purchase of the... View Article



22 Dec 2016

Boundless Plains to Share

Boundless Plains to Share – celebrating innovation and collaboration  The Australian Wagyu Association is proud to be invited to contribute... View Article



15 Nov 2016

Wagyu beef’s growth shows no sign of slowing

When the beef stakes are high, Wagyu beef steak prices are generally even higher. Such is the demand for the... View Article



1 Nov 2016

Bar H Wagyu bulls average $11,046

At their inaugural Wagyu bull sale, the Hornery family’s Bar H operation at Comet in Central Queensland offered and sold... View Article