You are invited to attend a day of educational and networking opportunities in Armidale, NSW to increase your knowledge of Wagyu nutrition, animal health and genetics.
Open to all AWA members and those interested in learning more about the breed, the event will be held at the Armidale Bowling Club commencing at 10 am until 2.30 pm.
Doors open at 9 am Morning Tea: 9.30 am to 10 am
Session 1 10 am to 12pm
Welcome – Dr Matt McDonagh, AWA CEO
Importance of structural traits in Wagyu
Presented by Lock Rogers, Door Key Wagyu
Pre-feedlot nutrition and opportunities in Wagyu
Presented by Dr Robert Lawrence, IAP Nutrition
Continued Development of the Rangers Valley Wagyu Program
Presented by Keith Howe, Rangers Valley
Lunch: 12pm to 12:30pm
Session 2 12.30pm to 2.15pm
Using Crossbred Wagyu genomic information in Wagyu BREEDPLAN
Presented by Dr Peter Wahinya and Dr Mohammad Ferdosi, AGBU
Crossbred data in Wagyu BREEDPLAN
Presented by AWA CEO Dr Matt McDonagh and AWA Technical Services Manager, Carel Teseling
The Techincal Workshop concludes with Afternoon Tea served from 2.15 pm
At the conclusion of the AGM, dinner for AWA full members will commence from 7 pm at the Whitebull Hotel, Armidale.
Hosted by the AWA and sponsored by Rangers Valley the dinner represents an opportunity to relax with friends and catch up with colleagues activities and forecasts for the AWA.
The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) is operating in accordance with NSW Health Guidelines.
To ensure that we keep everyone as safe as is reasonably possible, we have made some changes to the way we operate. This page provides the latest information on these changes and what to expect on your visit.
Please note, the AWA in association with the Armidale Bowling Club will regularly undertake risk assessments to review and adapt our COVID Safety Plan, taking into consideration the relevant NSW Government Public Health Order at the time. Our Covid Safety information is subject to change, so please be sure to visit this page a few days prior to your visit for the most up to date information.
It is very important that you appreciate when viewing the AWA database that the information contained on the AWA database, including but not limited to pedigree, DNA information, Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) and Index values, is based on data supplied by members and/or third parties.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information reported through AWA, AWA officers and employees assume no responsibility for its content, use or interpretation. AWA disclaims all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you may incur as a result of the use by you of the data on this AWA database and the information supplied by ABRI and AGBU being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason.
Regarding EBVs and Index values, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:
Regarding pedigree and DNA testing results submitted to the AWA, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:
Regarding prefectural content, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:
If you consider that you do not understand or appreciate the nature and extent of the data provided on this website or the EBVs of a particular animal, then AWA strongly recommends that you seek independent expert advice.