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19 Oct 2018

Putting the pieces together at Nutrition and Genetics Workshop

The concept of a workshop is to gain practical knowledge to take back to your workplace to improve your outcomes.... View Article

11 Oct 2018

We have moved!

Dear AWA Members, The Association has moved from its location at the University of New England to offices within Armidale.... View Article

10 Oct 2018

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Members, The 2018 Annual General Meeting is 31 October, 2018, commencing 4.30pm at Armidale Bowling Club, Armidale, NSW. The... View Article

28 Sep 2018

World-first Wagyu BreedObject $Indexes

A step forward for genetic gain and profitability The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) has announced the implementation of its three... View Article

27 Sep 2018

A Clear Image of Wagyu

The level of interest in the first round of Expression of Interest for the MIJ-30 objective carcase measurement camera has... View Article

26 Sep 2018

AWA Drought Assistance

Environmental conditions and effects are not selective in who it affects and drought is one such phenomenon. With the little... View Article

14 Sep 2018

Be Bold, Be Branded, Be Wagyu

Register your brand for 2019 competition The Wagyu Branded Beef Competition is the industry’s annual showcase for Wagyu brand owners... View Article

17 Aug 2018

Mayura wins National “From the Paddock” trophy

The prestigious 2018 delicious award winners were announced at a gala event in Sydney this week. The awards are a... View Article

11 Aug 2018

A Wagyu genetics legend awarded Paddock to Palate

Congratulations to Alan Hoey and Hamblin’s for taking out first and second place in the Mort & Co Paddock to... View Article

6 Aug 2018

Plan to get the most out of your performance recording

Improving the accuracy of EBVs for your animals in Wagyu BREEDPLAN by submitting performance data requires some planning so that... View Article

16 Jul 2018

Caviar of beef on high

The rule of thumb for airline catering is that if one airline uses a premium ingredient, more will follow. It... View Article

9 Jul 2018

Premium Wagyu Sale sets the genetics bar higher

The Australian Wagyu Association’s Premium Wagyu Sale, held 6 July, 2018, proved once again that top performing Wagyu genetics are... View Article

5 Jul 2018

Jack’s Creek a winner at World Steak Challenge

The results are in for the World Steak Challenge! Australia didn’t take out the big prize this year, but by... View Article

25 Jun 2018

Japanese beef imports – tsunami or ripple?

Riding the ripple of Japanese beef imports to Australia The recent lifting of the ban on imported Japanese beef into... View Article

21 Jun 2018

EKKA Paddock to Palate competition – Phase 1 feedlot trails completed

The annual EKKA Paddock to Palate competition for Class 39 – Wagyu has now completed Phase 1 the feedlot trials.... View Article

31 May 2018

WagyuEdge 2018 conference

The Australian Wagyu Association annual conference, WagyuEdge 2018 has been met with enthusiasm and approval by those who attended. In... View Article

18 May 2018

A humble man bestowed with Wagyu’s Hall of Fame

The Wagyu industry is increasingly becoming more prominent and recognised as a premium beef breed due in part to the... View Article

7 May 2018

Champions of Branded Wagyu Beef

The 2018 Branded Beef Competition Awards conducted by the Australian Wagyu Association were presented at the annual conference, #WagyuEdge, on... View Article

7 May 2018

Elite Wagyu Sale sees some big wins and bids

The 2018 Elite Wagyu Sale was held at the closure of the annual Australian Wagyu Association’s annual conference, WagyuEdge in... View Article

4 May 2018

“Be part of something” RMAC chair urges Wagyu conference delegates

Cattle breeders who do not align with a branded beef supply chain would be doomed to be price-takers forever, Red... View Article

23 Apr 2018

The Wagyu eating experience

Fancy a good quality wagyu steak? You have come to the right place! The #WagyuEdge 2018 conference will be well... View Article

20 Apr 2018

Conference to cover full spectrum of Wagyu production

A few words with our CEO, Dr Matt McDonagh  As CEO of the AWA, our annual conference is the key... View Article

9 Apr 2018

New own-breed genetic analysis model announced

Wagyu Single Step BREEDPLAN implementation Australian Wagyu producers are now armed with genomic-based data enabling more robust selection decisions with... View Article

21 Mar 2018

How Australia can own the Wagyu industry globally

Australia can take ownership of Wagyu beef production globally based on its advantageous production systems and the ongoing growth in... View Article

20 Mar 2018

Elite brands flex their muscles in Wagyu branded beef competition

With individual Wagyu steak serves now selling for up to $600 in metropolitan city restaurants, the task of judging the... View Article

19 Mar 2018

AWA Clarifies Member Rights to Wagyu DNA

Member ownership of Wagyu livestock DNA, test results and related intellectual property (IP) rights have been enshrined in recent changes... View Article

19 Mar 2018

Wagyu producers to use Beef 2018 as rallying-point for conference

Wagyu industry stakeholders from across Australia and overseas will use Rockhampton’s Beef Australian 2018 event as a rallying-point this year,... View Article

9 Mar 2018

Wagyu is all smooth sailing for Aussie exporters

Peter Gilmour had never heard of Wagyu when he was headhunted by Japan to coach its America’s Cup team, but... View Article

9 Mar 2018

Exciting list of speakers added to program

The AWA is pleased to announce some of our day one speakers who will be sharing their insights at the... View Article

13 Feb 2018

Entries flowing for Wagyu Sale

Entries are flowing in for the Elite Wagyu Sale and it is highly likely the maximum numbers of lots will... View Article