Membership with the Australian Wagyu Association allows members to focus on maximising the outcomes of their Wagyu business through genetic improvement, production systems and access to the beef supply chain. Membership also provides discount rates to Association events such as the annual conference and AGM, as well as advertising through our media channels of website, print and social media.
Two membership levels are available – Full or Associate.
Full Membership suits those in the Wagyu industry who are focused on quality seedstock, cattle breeding and commercial beef production. Fullblood and purebred cattle can be registered in the Wagyu Herdbook. Those with crossbred and commercial Wagyu may also register for the purposes of grading up, live export or slaughter cattle. While not mandatory, registration of cattle enables all members to improve the overall Wagyu herd in Australia. Benefits include –
Herdbook Registration (parent verified)
Wagyu Commercial Registration (non-parent verified)
To register your animals, refer to the Registration Process
Associate membership is designed to attract those interested in the Australian Wagyu industry from all sectors of the value chain but who do not breed cattle. Marketing opportunities, information and education are provided for the Wagyu industry to enhance their businesses.
We welcome your membership and trust you will be well rewarded.
Overseas Members are welcome to take membership in the Australian Wagyu Association. To take advantage of animal registration and genetic analysis, Full Membership is required.
If your animals are registered with another Wagyu Association overseas, 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 Association.
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 tested with affiliated Association laboratories through tail samples. SNP testing is now the best way forward to ensure full parent verification.