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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

31 Jan 2018

Two-day tour to visit significant Wagyu operations

Running from May 5 and 6, 2018 the post Wagyu Edge Conference tour will stop in Rockhampton where delegates may... View Article

26 Jan 2018

Wagyu brings in new beef talent

Wagyu has opened beef production up to new faces. The Australian Wagyu Association takes on around 100 new members each year... View Article

25 Jan 2018

Bonus workshop announced

The Wagyu Edge Conference & Tour to be held in Mackay at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) will... View Article

9 Jan 2018

Immerse yourself in a ‘Wagyu Week’

2018 Wagyu Edge Conference & Tour Planning well advanced for the conference that will run from May 2 to 4 with... View Article

6 Dec 2017

Biggest Premium Wagyu sale for the year

The December 1st Premium Wagyu Sale was the biggest Premium Wagyu sale for the year. There was a wide variety... View Article

23 Oct 2017

New information – AWA MS, CW EBVs and TCI

In response to member enquiries, the AWA has expanded its explanation of the way that Wagyu BREEDPLAN Marble Score and... View Article

19 Oct 2017

NSW DPI Australian Wagyu Export Capability Development Program

The following information has been received from NSW DPI which has links to take you to additional information regarding the... View Article

11 Sep 2017

Wagyu bull makes $88,000 on AuctionsPlus

A 13 months old Fullblood Wagyu bull with BREEDPLAN figures in the top one per cent of the breed for... View Article

11 Sep 2017

Australian Wagyu industry reaches out to Japanese counterparts

Australian Wagyu industry representatives in Japan this week for the National Wagyu Exhibition have for the first time held talks... View Article

11 Sep 2017

Japanese Wagyu Trade Mission: Oono Farm and feedlot packs a lot of punch into 130ha

Commercial cattle feedlot, cropping, Wagyu restaurant, solar power farm, composting business and value-added beef products – Japanese farmer Yasuhiro Oono... View Article

4 Sep 2017

Japanese Wagyu Trade Mission: Hokkaido beef plant sets high standards for yield, traceability, food safety

While Japan’s single largest beef processing plant may be modest in size compared with many in Australia, what it lacks... View Article

31 Aug 2017

At $17,000 a carcase, Wagyu is serious business in Japan’s wholesale meat market

Watching individual high-quality Wagyu carcases sell for the equivalent of $17,000 Australian left an indelible impression on the Australian Wagyu... View Article

30 Aug 2017

Japan Wagyu tour promises to expand Aussie breeders’ knowledge

While Australia has made massive strides in establishing the world’s second-largest Wagyu beef industry since the breed first arrived in... View Article

17 Aug 2017

2017 Paddock to Plate Wagyu Challenge

Every rib eye, captured by digital technology and objectively measured. That’s the reality of a new camera used at the inaugural Wagyu... View Article

28 Jul 2017

Index name change from FTI to TCI

The Elite Wagyu Sale is held in conjunction with the annual Australian Wagyu Association Conference and is an opportunity to... View Article

27 Jul 2017

Premium Wagyu Sale – 4 August 2017

Around 400 cattle that range from Fullblood Wagyu to cattle with Wagyu content in their breeding are expected to be... View Article

30 Jun 2017

Stanbroke Beef takes lead in first phase of Paddock to Palate

For the first time, the RNA Paddock to Palate has introduced the 330-day Wagyu Challenge as part of the competition. And... View Article

31 May 2017

Japan tour to provide unforgettable insight into Wagyu industry

A two-week trade mission and study tour to Japan leaving at the end of August will provide a unique insight... View Article

12 May 2017

Wagyu’s quality assurance challenge

Wagyu breeders are leading the pack — but they shouldn’t rest now Matt McDonagh, Australian Wagyu Association CEO, said the... View Article

5 May 2017

Consumer insights paint bright picture for premium beef

Shifts in consumption behaviour and incomes, combined with increasingly positive perceptions of Australian beef, paint a bright picture for suppliers... View Article

4 May 2017

Tajima tops the brands

The Tajima F1 Wagyu crossbred brand from Andrews Meat Industries scooped up yet another major award when it was named... View Article