Elite Wagyu Sale – Spring 2020

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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:

    • Females representing the top of the Self-Replacing or Wagyu Breeder Indexes, along with females in the very top of individual EBVs;
    • Elite terminal production Bulls representing the top F1 Terminal and Fullblood Terminal $Indexes;
    • The top Self-Replacing and Wagyu Breeder $Index bulls, along with bulls in the very top of individual EBVs.

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:

  • Increase in minimum EBV accuracy and number of EBVs in the top 5% of the breed;
  • Genomics testing and genetic condition status required for parents of semen and embryo lots in addition to all live lots;
  • Changes have been introduced to improve diversity in sale catalogue lots; and
  • Total sale lots have been reduced to 70 for each Sale.

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Snapshot of Elite Wagyu Sale – Autumn 2020

  • 146 bidders across 11 countries
  • 32 Vendors from Australia, New Zealand and Canada
  • Sales to Australia, Switzerland, UK and the US
  • Total auction sales: AUD$1.31 million

ONLINE SALE CATALOGUE Autumn 2020

VENDOR INFORMATION AND DNA TESTING

ONLINE SALE 

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

Sale day
Thursday, 29 October 2020

 

HOW TO ENTER A LOT IN THE 2020 SPRING ELITE WAGYU SALE

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

INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED AT TIME OF ENTRY

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:

  1. AWA membership ID,
  2. Member logo,
  3. Vendor description,
  4. Animal ID/s,
  5. Location of lot/s
  6. Lot/s description
  7. Images/video to support your entry. Preliminary images/video used by the AWA to assess for structural/condition of your lot. Successful vendors will have the opportunity to provide better quality images/video of their lots to be featured in the sale catalogue in step 2.

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

ENTER A LOT

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:

  1. Animal photographs (high-resolution images up to 10mb)
  2. Video, if available (only mp4 files will be accepted)
  3. Supply of completed health declaration form
  4. Bull lots, vendors are to provide an AVA Bullcheck Certificate covering structural soundness, fertility and semen morphology,
  5. Female lots, breeding history of cow or dam of heifer – number of calves, calving years, bull ID joined to / AI, date on/from,
  6. Embryo/ flush lots – certificate for embryos, export status + list of eligible export countries, breed history (if applicable) that includes Number of calves by donor dam, calving dates, flush history –  number of embryos, number of embryos retained by the vendor,
  7. Other information, as requested

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

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

GDL 

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 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.

HOW TO REGISTER AND BID ONLINE

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

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.