2020 Elite Wagyu Sale

EWS HEADER 2020-01-01

The 2020 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 on offer.

The 2020 Elite Wagyu Sale will again build on the proven success of past sales, by increasing the sale qualifications around body condition, genetic testing and accuracy of EBVs for the sale categories in addition to listing the top 5% of breed genetic.  The Lots on offer represent the highest percentiles in performance against BREEDPLAN reported traits and BreedObject $Indexes.

 

VENDOR INFORMATION AND DNA TESTING

NOMINATE YOUR BEST WAGYU FOR THE SALE 

Conducted live and online, the Elite Wagyu Sale will be conducted by RuralCo/GDL in association with AuctionsPlus under the ALPA Livestock Auction Terms and Conditions of Sale, and proudly supported by the Australian Wagyu Association.

In 2019, the Sale again smashed records, with the top female selling for $280,000 – there is anticipation building in the industry to see what records will be broken in 2020. Read more about the 2019 Sale.

The Sale is to be conducted on Day 2 of the WagyuEdge 2020 Annual Conference, 30 April 2020 at 3.30 pm AEST.

The 2020 Elite Wagyu Sale is now open for Vendors to nominate their best Wagyu for Sale.

Only Australian Wagyu Association registered Wagyu genetics will be accepted – make sure you have DNA testing completed well in advance of entries closing on the 10 February.

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 FOR VENDORS

FINAL DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS of DNA test requests with the Lab Friday, 31 January 2020

EWS ENTRIES CLOSED Monday, 10 February 2020. Vendors, please note: The final number of lots will be capped at 100.

DNA TEST RESULTS REPORTED BACK TO LAB (expected) Friday, 28 February 2020

PARENT VERIFICATION AND REGISTRATION COMPLETE  Friday, 6 March 2020

MARCH BREEDPLAN (run complete) Monday, 23 March 2020

SALE CATALOGUE (finalised for publication) Friday, 3 April 2020

ELITE WAGYU SALE Thursday, 30 April 2020, commencing 3.30 pm (AEST)

 

ENTERING A LOT

HOW TO ENTER A LOT INTO THE SALE?

Nominations into the 2020 Elite Wagyu Sale are now closed. Use the online entry form to nominate one or more lots.

ENTRIES CLOSED Monday 10 February 2020

ENTRY FEE

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

Your entry fee covers AuctionsPlus/advertising/cataloguing/transfers and is inclusive GST.

INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED AT TIME OF ENTRY 

The information you will need to complete your entry includes your:

  1. AWA membership ID,
  2. member logo,
  3. vendor description,
  4. animal ID/s,
  5. lot/s description.

Entry into the sale is subject to the supply of all entry information listed above.

 

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:

  • submitting a photograph/s of your lot/s
  • supply of a health declaration form and
  • other information, as required

PHOTOGRAPHY 

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.

 

SELLING AGENT

Ruralco-LogoRuralco/GDL Stud Stock

Harvey Weyman-Jones
Stud Stock Manager
Grant Daniel & Long Pty Ltd

Email: hweymanjones@gdlrural.com.au   |   Phone: 0414 941 788

SALE REGULATIONS

The sale will be conducted under the usual ‘Conditions of Sale’ as applied by Ruralco and AuctionsPlus 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. The AWA is facilitating the 7th Elite Wagyu Sale to make available high performing Wagyu genetics to the Australian and international beef cattle industries. Click here to view the sale regulations.