Benefits of Registration


Recording Wagyu and Wagyu cross cattle and their performance data in the Herd Book, Crossbred and Wagyu Commercial Registers maintained by the Association provides very significant commercial value.

Herdbook Registration (parent verified) benefits include:

  • The Herdbook is recognised internationally, enabling both domestic and export marketing of Herdbook registered livestock and their semen and embryos.
  • Herdbook dam premium: 50% – 200+% , estimated by the commercial value of Wagyu females being in the order of $800, while their Herdbook value is in the order of $1200 – $2400+
  • Herdbook bull premium: 60% – 270+%, estimated by non-registered Wagyu bulls at 12 months of age being valued in the order of $1225 (meat value $3.50 * 350 kgs = $1225), while their Herdbook value is in the order of $2000 – $4500+

Wagyu Commercial Registered (non parent verified) benefits include:

  • Commercially registered steer or female premium: 15%, estimated by non-registered Wagyu steers 12 months of age being valued at $900 (meat value $3.00 * 300 kgs live = $900, while Commercial Registered value is in the order of $1050 ($3.50 * 300 kgs live = $1050)

– Export certification of live animals through ILRIC/ACGEA (service fee of $25/head applies)

– Export certification of semen and embryos (service fee of $75/animal applies).