June 8 Premium Wagyu Sale


A pen of 12 straight-bred 7 to 10 mths old Wagyu steers averaging 231.5 kgs from Bega, NSW, sold for 609c/kg live or $1410/head at the inaugural Premium Wagyu Sale on AuctionsPlus on June 8.

The vendors were Kimberly and Mark Furini, Ramble Lane Wagyu, Bega, NSW, who were delighted with their first selling effort on AuctionsPlus and indicated they would have more cattle for future Premium Wagyu Sales. The steers went to Queensland.

A pen of nine heavier 301.9 kg Wagyu X Droughtmaster steers 10 to 13 mths from Millmerran, Qld, made 568c/kg live or $1715/head.

While this Australian Wagyu Association sale is meant to be for commercial cattle, registered bulls and females plus genetic lots can also be listed.

The 62 potential buyers who logged in kept up a steady flow of bids which followed 3197 views of the sale catalogue.

Lots with strong performance figures drew the most bids. Top priced bull at $7000, Darley Suzufuku J2837, was offered by Lillian Jimenz’s Darley stud that topped the bull section at the recent Elite Wagyu Sale at the Wagyu Conference. The latest sale topper is in the top 1% of the breed for EMA and the top 15% for marble score.

Embryos, also from the Darley stud, sold to $1420/embryo or $7100 for a package of five. The donor sire is the USA based Itoshigenami from the top 1% of the breed for Fullblood terminal index and marble score. Darley sold 11 embryos, all from Blackmore donor dams, for an average $1200.

Semen sold to $90/straw with the one buyer snapping up the two packages of 10 straws each from Longford 004 offered by Hughes Pastoral.

The next Premium Wagyu Sale is scheduled for Wednesday August 10, 2016.