The Australian Wagyu Association’s Elite Wagyu Sale showcases the top 5% of Wagyu genetics outside Japan, presenting live bulls and females, semen and embryos and special interest and rare genetics. Recognising that the Sale has become the global Wagyu industry’s leading sales event, the Sale will now be held twice per year with reduced lot numbers in each sale. The Elite Wagyu Sale – Spring 2020 will be held on Thursday 29 October 2020.
The Elite Wagyu Sale Spring 2020 seeks Genetic Diversity from our Vendors who have:
As per usual, there will be the opportunity to put forward some truly rare genetics that may of high interest to the International Wagyu community.
We will be managing the representation of Lots within each category to achieve good balance across the catalogue with a focus on diverse genetics. Any single animals can not represent more than 10% of the genetics within sale lots. Vendors are encouraged to review the Sale regulations, particularly regulation #5.
For more information on our sale categories this year, please review our sale regulations – particularly regulation #5. View the Sale Terms and Conditions
The new format brings with it updated regulations to continuously improve the sale, including:
Conducted online, the Elite Wagyu Sale will be conducted by RuralCo/GDL in association with Elite Livestock Auctions under the ALPA Livestock Auction Terms and Conditions of Sale, and proudly supported by the Australian Wagyu Association. The Sale is to be conducted on 29 October 2020.
View the Sale Terms and Conditions
DNA TESTING DATES FOR EWS LOTS
Some Live Lots entry require that animals are DNA tested at the 50K genomics level and that genetic recessive testing has been completed (unless lots are able to be proved free by pedigree) and that the animals are registered with the AWA. Lots must comply with additional new criteria identified within the Elite Wagyu Sale Entry Conditions and Regulations.
To assist members in completing testing required for final acceptance of Lots for the sale, the following dates can be used as a guide to facilitate timely DNA testing, reporting of results and acceptance of Lots for the Sale.
IMPORTANT SALE DATES
Entries open for vendors
Friday 26 June 2020
DNA request close
Friday 17 July 2020
Final day to enter a lot
Monday 24 August 2020
September BREEDPLAN (run complete)
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Sale catalogue released
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Nominations into the 2020 Spring Elite Wagyu Sale are open NOW. Use the online entry form to nominate one or more lots.
ENTRIES CLOSE Monday 24 August 2020
ENTRY FEE Your entry fee covers Elite Livestock Auctions/advertising/cataloguing/transfers and is inclusive GST. For each accepted lot, the following fees will be payable at the time of entry:
$550 per live animal and embryo lot
$275 per semen lot
Entry into the Spring 2020 Elite Wagyu Sale is a two-step process. Vendors are invited to nominate an entry into the sale using our online entry form. Once the entry has been reviewed and accepted by the Elite Wagyu Sale committee, a second form will be sent to the successful vendor requesting the supply of important supplementary sale information that will complete your lot listing in the sale catalogue. Details of the information you will require to complete an entry in below.
STEP 1 – NOMINATE A LOT
Nominations of a lot are now invited. Completed using the online entry form. Vendors, please note, the information you will need to complete your entry is:
Entry into the sale is subject to the supply of all entry information listed above.
STEP 2 – SUPPLEMENTARY SALE INFORMATION
Once the AWA has received your entry form, we will check and accept your entry if you have met the entry criteria. At this time, we will contact you with details on the Supplementary Sale Information we will need from you to list your lot into the sale catalogue.
This will include:
A photograph’s success should not be determined by how good your camera is. If you want to take photos of your cattle and you only have your smartphone, then that should be fine. Anything that has the capability of capturing an image, will be okay.
The composition is one of the main aspects of taking a photograph. Where you stand, the angle of the camera and the background of the image should all be considered.
To take a shot of your pedigree bull, for example, the angle of the shot will greatly affect how your livestock will appear on camera. Take the photo from a low angle, on the same level as your animal. Fill most of the frame with the bull and ensure it is looking forward, with its head up and ears forward. Ensure that the sun is behind you and the animal is well balanced.
Stud Stock Manager
Grant Daniel & Long Pty Ltd
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 0414 941 788
The sale will be conducted under the usual ‘Conditions of Sale’ as applied by GDL and Elite Livestock Auctions and these are available on their websites.
Special conditions have been applied by the Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) to generate a high level of quality assurance. Click here to view the sale regulations.
BIDDING WITHIN AUSTRALIA
Need help to register to bid on the sale? Download the information sheet on how to register with Elite Livestock Auctions.
International bidders who have not previously registered with the sale agents GDL, need to contact Harvey Weyman- Jones to register as an approved online bidder and then register with Elite Livestock Auctions.
If you are registered and approved to bid in previous sales, go straight to the Elite Livestock Auctions website and log in with your password.