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14th May 2019
At the Elite Wagyu National Sale last Friday 10 May, in Adelaide, breeders paid more for the females than the bulls. There were two top donor females that cracked through the glass ceiling of value, previously held by bulls. Genomic testing…
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13th May 2019
The 2019 Wagyu Branded Beef Competition awards were presented during the Gala Dinner of the Australian Wagyu Association’s annual conference, WagyuEdge: Building Integrity in Adelaide. A coveted competition between Wagyu brand owners, the event showcases the very best of Australian produced…
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20th March 2019
Wagyu quality shines at Hog’s for Branded Beef competition This year’s annual Wagyu Branded Beef Competition held by the Australian Wagyu Association witnessed the very best of Australian Wagyu beef, showcasing the exceptional eating experience and quality of Australia’s homegrown produce. Hog’s…
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20th March 2019
The Wagyu Fellowship is about extending the industry’s knowledge – on how we breed, feed and improve the ultimate eating experience of Wagyu beef. The 2018 recipient of the Fellowship, Jeremy Cooper of Cooper 8 Bulls, aims to discover if a…
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28th February 2019
The Australian Waygu Association (AWA) and XytoVet would like to express our appreciation to the many producers who were early supporters of XytoVet’s service.  These members have assisted with samples and DNA testing to enable AWA and XytoVet to build the data…
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22nd February 2019
There is no doubt that the Japanese Wagyu beef presented at January 2019 recent promotion in Sydney by the Japan Livestock Products Export Promotion Council, looked sensational. Hosted by chef and Japanese product ambassador, Adam Liaw, the Export Promotion Council is…

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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:

  • EBVs are derived using Wagyu Single Step BREEDPLAN technology developed independently by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), using the information contained within the AWA database.
  • AGBU is a joint venture of NSW Department of Primary Industries and the University of New England, which receives funding for this purpose from Meat and Livestock Australia Limited.
  • AWA relies solely on advice provided by AGBU and ABRI in accepting Wagyu Single Step BREEDPLAN software.
  • EBVs published in Wagyu Single Step BREEDPLAN are estimates of genetic potential of individual animals and may not reflect the raw animal phenotype.
  • EBVs can only be directly compared to other EBVs calculated in the same monthly Wagyu Group BREEDPLAN analysis.

Regarding pedigree and DNA testing results submitted to the AWA, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:

  • Pedigree and DNA data submitted and supplied to AWA may have errors in it which cannot be detected without further DNA testing.
  • Technology may have advanced since a particular test was undertaken so that previous inaccuracies which were not detectable are now able to be detected by current testing technology.
  • AWA estimates that less than 1% of the pedigree entries, ownership or breeding details in the AWA Herdbook may have errors or which may be misleading. For this reason, users ought to consider if they need to obtain independent testing of the relevant animal (if possible) to ensure that the data is accurate.

Regarding prefectural content, it is very important to appreciate, and you need to be aware that:

  • Prefectural content is based on the estimation of prefectural origin from Japanese breeding records of 201 foundation sires and 168 foundation dams.  As genotype-based parent verification is not used in Japan, and full Japanese registration certificates are not available for all foundation animals, exact prefectural composition for these sires and dams cannot be validated.
  • The calculation of prefectural content for Australian Herdbook animals relies on the accuracy of pedigree records and DNA samples provided by AWA members.
  • The reporting of prefectural content for animals within the AWA Herdbook relies on the calculation provided by ABRI.

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.