This year, we have a total of 98 exceptional Lots including:
- 25 Female lots
- 26 Bull lots
- 2 Flush lots
- 26 Embryo lots
- 20 Semen lots
Interest in the submission of Lots in the Sale was extremely high this year. The Association would like to thank all potential vendors for putting forward their Lots for consideration in the Sale, however, a maximum of 100 entries for the Sale was decided by the Elite Wagyu Sale Committee.
This year the Association has strengthened the criteria for the Sale to be animals or genetic Lots with EBVs or BreedObject $Indexes in the top 5% of the breed; the final Lots exhibited multiple EBVs or $Index values.
Genomic (50K DNA) testing has also been completed to increase the accuracy of EBVs for all live Lots. Along with this, the Association has ensured testing for genetic recessive conditions has been completed where animals were not able to be demonstrated as ‘free’ by pedigree alone.
Photographs of all Lots will be completed in the coming days.
The 2020 Elite Wagyu Sale will be held online on Thursday the 30th of April 2020 at 3.30pm.