Full membership suits those in the Wagyu industry who are focused on Fullblood, Crossbred and Purebred, cattle breeding and commercial beef production.
Only full members shall be entitled to record and register Wagyu cattle. Full members can record Wagyu Fullblood and Crossbred Wagyu cattle and their performance data in the Herd Book, Crossbred and Commercial Wagyu registers maintained by the Association, Verify Wagyu breed content through the Wagyu Breed Verification Program, participate in Wagyu Genetic Analysis in BREEDPLAN enrolment and performance data entry. This is a free service.
Participate in research and development projects and request export certification of live animals, semen and embryos.
Members have online access through the Wagyu Portal to the following Australian Wagyu Association member services:
- Herd maintenance and management
- Performance data entry for calf and dam (birth, weaning, yearling, scan and final traits)
- Calf registrations in real time
- Animal transfers
- Membership updates (contact details, property address etc)
- Account management (billing, payment etc)
Living outside Australia?
New members are welcome to join as AWA members to enjoy the year-round benefits that the AWA has to offer. As a full member, you can complete DNA testing, pedigree, registration and genomic analysis services and access the Member Area of the Wagyu Portal.
If your animals are registered with another Wagyu Association, they can also be registered with the Australian Wagyu Association — whether they reside (or you) outside of Australia or not. Sales for livestock, semen and embryos can be advertised with the AWA.
Export and import of livestock and genetics: If the animals are registered with the Australian Wagyu Association, we can assist with documentation such as the five-generation pedigree information often required by other countries.
Genetics and DNA analysis
DNA Parent Verification and testing for genetic conditions can be completed through the AWA with a number of affiliated Association laboratories through submission of tissue samples.
Associate membership if for a person or corporation interested in the Wagyu breed or involved in associated industries like wholesale/retail meat distribution and/or hospitality. Associate membership is not available to persons involved in the breeding of Wagyu who wish to register Wagyu Fullblood or Crossbred cattle.
Marketing opportunities, information and education are provided for the Wagyu industry to enhance their businesses. Associate membership is open to Australian and those living overseas.