The next Premium Wagyu sale will be Friday 6th July. Entries will close 3 weeks prior on 15th June. Other Premium Wagyu sales booked for the remainder of the year are Friday 7th September & Friday 2nd November.
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 March Premium Wagyu Sale attracted a good a good cross section of entries from all Eastern and Southern Australia. The catalogue format was improved to provide more breeding information. The catalogue was online earlier than previous sales which allowed for more pre-sale marketing to be done with AWA and Ruralco databases, sponsored Facebook and Beef Central.
So with the largest entry yet, an improved catalogue format and a wider marketing programme, we were anticipating a strong sale. Unfortunately, there were less registered bidders and active bidders than the December sale (March 2018 Registered Bidders 45 /Active Bidders 12 vs December 2017 Registered Bidders 56 /Active Bidders 21).
The sale results in the closure of the sale were disappointing with minimal live cattle sold. The embryos and semen met fair demand. However, there was plenty of activity from potential Buyers after the sale. After 2 weeks of negotiating post sales, we have sold 37 lots out of the 72 offered. This compares to the December sale of 32 lots sold out of 52 offered. Buyers came from Queensland, NSW, Tasmania and South Australia. Surprisingly there were no buyers from Victoria, where one would expect demand from the autumn calving breeders.
Summary of Sale Results
|Description||Sold / Offered||Price Low to High||Average|
|Angus Heifers I/C to Wagyu||82/82||$1,580 to $1,700||$1,612|
|Wagyu Bulls||17/38||$2,500 to $8,000||$5,118|
|Wagyu Embryos||23/29||$1,300 to $1,400||$1,348|
|Wagyu Semen Straws||230/480||$10 to $750||$123|
The next sale of Wagyu cattle and genetics is the Elite Wagyu Sale to be held at the National Wagyu Conference at Mackay on Friday, May 4th. Entries are being processed now and we look forward to offering the best Wagyu cattle and genetics available for sale in the world today. The Elite sale will comprise of a live auction in the Conference auditorium which will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus, for viewers and bidders not present at the auction.