The Elite Wagyu Sale continues to provide a platform for the sale of current high performing and unique Wagyu genetics in an international marketplace.  These genetics represent the leading edge of the Wagyu breeding sector.

The 2021 April Elite Wagyu Sale is now open for Vendors to register Lots for the Sale, to be conducted on April 28, 2021 during the WagyuEdge Annual Conference and Tour.

The Sale will feature live Lots and genetics featuring multiple EBVs in the top 5% in each trait category (carcase, growth and maternal (gestation and milk)) or having an AWA Breed $Index value in the top 1% of Wagyu BREEDPLAN.

The Lots will include breeding females, joining sires, donors of semen and embryos. The number of Lots will be limited to 50 at the discretion of AWA.

“The Australian Wagyu Association’s Elite Wagyu Sale continues to be a strong platform for breeders to present the leading edge of high performing Wagyu genetics to an international market,” said Dr Matt McDonagh, CEO Australian Wagyu Association.

“The focus on elite genetics within the Sale ensures that the very best live animals, semen and embryos are offered, to give the Wagyu Sector the opportunity to access the best current genetics to drive continuous improvement. We are looking forward to hosting the Sale at the WagyuEdge annual conference, on the Gold Coast.”

The auction will be conducted by GDL and hosted by Elite Livestock Auctions under the ALPA Livestock Auction Terms and Conditions of Sale with promotional support from the AWA. Many of the genetics on offer may be exported, buyers must take due diligence to ensure with the vendor that protocols are observed. Buyers need to be registered with GDL prior to the Sale in order to bid.

Entry Forms are now available on the AWA website and will close 8 March, 2021.

Only registered Wagyu genetics with genomics complete will be accepted. Terms and Conditions of Sale are available for review on the AWA website.

The WagyuEdge 2021 Annual Conference & Tour is to be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Queensland 27-29 April, 2021

Important Notice and Disclaimer

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.