The sale is open to all types of Wagyu cattle from fullbloods to non-Wagyu cows PTIC to registered Wagyu bulls, stud or commercial, live cattle or genetics (semen, embryos and flushes), breeders, feeders, weaners or prime cattle. All lots must trace back to an AWA registered sire or dam with Wagyu BREEDPLAN figures.
For enquiries, contact Harvey Weyman-Jones, Premium Wagyu Sale Coordinator, GDL/Ruralco Stud Stock.
AWA Sale Dates for 2018 in conjunction with GDL/Ruralco and AuctionsPlus (first Friday of the month).
Premium Wagyu Sale Coordinator
Phone 07 4669 6955 or 0414 941 788
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The July Premium Wagyu Sale was the largest Premium Wagyu Sale in the past year. It had a wide range of cattle and genetics from throughout Australia. The catalogue went online three weeks before the sale, and the sale was advertised in every state. This produced a huge 3841 views, 93 registered bidders, 39 active bidders and 575 online bids, which is an extraordinarily large amount compared to any other AuctionsPlus Sale. As a comparison, the Elite sale in May received 2657 views online.
We saw plenty of bidding action on the females, on two good lines of females for sale. One from Brian Angus, Woodview Stud, South Africa who had 12 Westholme Cows, previous donors and now empty ready to flush again or go in calf. The second good offering came from Charlie Perry, Trent Bridge Stud who sold 10 PTIC heifers.
The straws of semen were a mix of ancient and modern.
The highlights were:
There was 350 straws of semen from Twynam Ag that was sold to clear, having dispersed their Angus herd. Clearance prices from $5 to $7 per straw made this excellent value for larger scale operations. Other semen sold from $25 to $230 per straw in lots from 5 to 20 straws. A few extra straws from catalogued lots were sold after the sale. All up 730 straws were sold to average $186.
The Embryos met a more selective demand with many lots not receiving a bid. Sumo Cattle Co & Johan Strydom offered a run of embryos by Poll Wagyu Midnight and out of 5 different Sumo cows. They sold from $2,000 to $2,200.
The bulls were difficult to sell. Most sales occurred in Western Australia with 5 Irongate bulls selling from $7,000 to $10,000. There were only 2 bulls sold in Eastern Australia at $4,000 and $5,000, due to the drought conditions in all Eastern States. Maybe strong demand for semen is also a reflection of the drought conditions in Eastern Australia.
There were 12 Fullblood cows in 3 lots that were described as commercial, due to being below average breedplan data. These cows were all sold between $2,100 and $2,750 for Fullblood steer breeding production.
ELITE WAGYU SALE – AGENTS REPORT
Summary of 2018 Elite Wagyu Sales