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.

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Important Announcement

The WagyuEdge 2020 Annual Conference and Tour has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 situation. For a full message from our CEO please check the News item.

The good news is that the Elite Wagyu Sale 2020 will proceed as planned, in an online format. The preliminary Lot listings are available now. The Association would like to thank our vendors and buyers for their continued support in this rapidly evolving situation.

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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VENDORS

YOU HAVE A LOT IN THE SALE, WHAT NEXT?

The AWA will contact you with the details we need from you to list your lot in the EWS Sale Catalogue.

All vendors will receive an email with further instructions along with a link to access the Supplementary Sale Information Form. If you can not locate this email, please contact Deb Andrich for help.

To complete the Supplementary Sale Information Form you will need:

  • A photograph of your lot.
  • A downloaded Health Declaration Form (PDF – 261kb). Be sure to upload a signed copy of this form.
  • Other information, as requested.

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.

 

VENDOR INFORMATION AND DNA TESTING

ONLINE SALE 

Conducted 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. The Sale is to be conducted on 30 April 2020 at 3.30 pm AEST.

In 2019, the Sale 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.

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

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)

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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.