The AWA has been working on a range of initiatives to better understand genetic diversity within the Fullblood Japanese Black population with our research partner, the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) and has now published prefectural origin analysis values for all registered Japanese Black animals.
This enables members to better understand the linkage of their herds to the Japanese ancestral breeding regions from which the international Fullblood Black Wagyu herd (outside of Japan) was developed.
Japanese Prefectural Content Values can be viewed within the Animal Details section for all Fullblood Japanese Black Wagyu, accessible from the Australian Wagyu Association website. The Prefectural origins of Japanese Black cattle provide insight into genetic diversity and distinctive animal types within the breed.
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