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 non-pedigreed crossbred animals. This ground breaking development, known as the Crossbred Wagyu Test (CWT) will help the supply chain determine feeding regimes and the propensity of cattle to produce a genuine Wagyu eating experience.

The purpose is to assist the beef industry in identifying the approximate level of Black Wagyu content from a non-pedigree crossbred animal’s DNA sample and assist in selecting a new class of breeding animals to purchase or to register with the AWA.

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