Delivering member services, genetic improvement and embracing membership diversity
We have seen significant growth in the Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) core business, delivery of outcomes from key research and development projects along with the commencement of new major projects which will advance the Wagyu sector for years to come.
The growth in AWA member numbers and DNA tests is a testament to the confidence that the Wagyu sector places in the value that AWA provides. Our global member base is more than 1,000 members from 30 different countries. Our objectives are to Support, Promote and Advance Wagyu production through:
The AWA manages the world’s largest Wagyu database for parentage and genetic analysis with over 22,000 sires and 150,000 dams registered in the system. Each year, more than 25,000 calves are added into the database.
Analysis is undertaken by a leading genetic evaluation system on 14 key Wagyu production traits and four selection $indexes reporting the results every two weeks so breeders can make the informed breeding decision with the latest information. Over 100,000 genotypes are included in this analysis across 250,000 animals spanning up to ten generations.
The Australian Wagyu Association delivers benefits to its members through
DNA testing, pedigree, registration and genomic analysis. Access to tools that will assist members to maximise the outcomes of their Wagyu business through accelerated genetic improvement, production system management and access to the beef supply chain
Industry insights, newsletter, industry information updates, advice and access to the latest genetic improvement data, animal registration and pedigree information, production system innovations and improved access to the Wagyu supply chain
Run events like annual WagyuEdge Conference and Tour, Elite Wagyu Sale and Wagyu Branded Beef Awards with reduced entry fee for members
We have a team of dedicated specialists in the AWA office that will assist members with all registration and DNA enquiries of our members.