The Australian Wagyu Association Board unanimously supports publication of the AWA Wagyu BREEDPLAN, the largest genetic evaluation of Japanese Black and Red Wagyu cattle that is publicly available worldwide.
The AWA Board has a duty to review and continuously improve Wagyu BREEDPLAN for ongoing breed development. The Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) within Wagyu BREEDPLAN and Profitability Indexes, updated monthly, are supported by AWA as representing the best scientific knowledge available at the time of publication. This is the principle method of determining the genetic merit of Wagyu animals for a range of production and profitability traits based on pedigree, recorded data on Fullblood Wagyu and genomic information.
Typically, the data collected includes:
To simplify reporting, BREEDPLAN produces Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) that indicate the strength of the animal’s genetics to gain insight into the potential of animals for different production purposes.
The accuracy of the EBVs is dependent on the volume of the data entered and the genomic relationship with other animals. In essence, the more data in BREEDPLAN for an animal the better its genomic relationships can be determined, the better the EBV accuracy. In addition, BreedObject $Indexes indicate the relative profitability of a sire or dam in different production systems using input from multiple EBVs.
There are four BreedObject $Indexes developed specifically for Wagyu:
The Wagyu Breeding Guide brings together a suite of carcase EBVs to indicate the genetic merit of a wide range of Wagyu sires and dams. The EBVs will be updated on a monthly basis for member reference.
It is very important that you appreciate when viewing the AWA database that the information contained on the AWA database, including but not limited to pedigree, DNA information, Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) and Index values, is based on data supplied by members and/or third parties.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information reported through AWA, AWA officers and employees assume no responsibility for its content, use or interpretation. AWA disclaims all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you may incur as a result of the use by you of the data on this AWA database and the information supplied by ABRI and AGBU being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason.
Regarding EBVs and Index values, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:
Regarding pedigree and DNA testing results submitted to the AWA, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:
Regarding prefectural content, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:
If you consider that you do not understand or appreciate the nature and extent of the data provided on this website or the EBVs of a particular animal, then AWA strongly recommends that you seek independent expert advice.