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16th November 2023
MEQ and the AWA enter strategic partnership, collaborating across objective measurement and leveraging insights to drive new value for members Australian agtech company, MEQ and the Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) today announced an expansive partnership that champions collaborative objective carcase…
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16th May 2023
11 world-renowned Wagyu Operations in 14 Days    The Australian Wagyu Association will take a group of stakeholders on a 14-day tour across Canada and the USA, visiting 11 Wagyu operations and the 2023 American Wagyu Conference in San Antonio, TX.…
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02nd May 2023
As Lock Rogers pulls up in the main street of Guyra, NSW, the barista at the local cafe delivers his order to his ute. So too does the butcher and the chemist. Small gestures, but telling of the respect the…
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02nd May 2023
The AWA has been donating to the Royal Flying Doctor Service since 2016 (minus 2020/2021), with an annual charity auction held at the WagyuEdge Conference. Funds raised from the charity auction are split between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and…
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26th April 2023
Kilcoy takes out Grand Champion for the first time The award winners for the best Wagyu brands in Australia were celebrated at the Wagyu Sectors Industry Dinner evening on the 19th of April, in front of 600 leading producers, experts and…
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28th October 2022
One of the world’s most respected premium marbled beef producers, Rangers Valley, specialise in long-fed pure Black Angus, Fullblood Wagyu and Wagyu cross. Their global export programs give consumers quality, tasty, consistently tender, and delicious beef. Andrew Moore from Rangers…

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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:

  • EBVs are derived using Wagyu Single Step BREEDPLAN technology developed independently by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), using the information contained within the AWA database.
  • AGBU is a joint venture of NSW Department of Primary Industries and the University of New England, which receives funding for this purpose from Meat and Livestock Australia Limited.
  • AWA relies solely on advice provided by AGBU and ABRI in accepting Wagyu Single Step BREEDPLAN software.
  • EBVs published in Wagyu Single Step BREEDPLAN are estimates of genetic potential of individual animals and may not reflect the raw animal phenotype.
  • EBVs can only be directly compared to other EBVs calculated in the same monthly Wagyu Group BREEDPLAN analysis.

Regarding pedigree and DNA testing results submitted to the AWA, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:

  • Pedigree and DNA data submitted and supplied to AWA may have errors in it which cannot be detected without further DNA testing.
  • Technology may have advanced since a particular test was undertaken so that previous inaccuracies which were not detectable are now able to be detected by current testing technology.
  • AWA estimates that less than 1% of the pedigree entries, ownership or breeding details in the AWA Herdbook may have errors or which may be misleading. For this reason, users ought to consider if they need to obtain independent testing of the relevant animal (if possible) to ensure that the data is accurate.

Regarding prefectural content, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:

  • Prefectural content is based on the estimation of prefectural origin from Japanese breeding records of 201 foundation sires and 168 foundation dams.  As genotype-based parent verification is not used in Japan, and full Japanese registration certificates are not available for all foundation animals, exact prefectural composition for these sires and dams cannot be validated.
  • The calculation of prefectural content for Australian Herdbook animals relies on the accuracy of pedigree records and DNA samples provided by AWA members.
  • The reporting of prefectural content for animals within the AWA Herdbook relies on the calculation provided by ABRI.

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.