Premium Wagyu Sale

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Sale date: Tuesday 19 March
Venue: Online via AuctionsPlus

Entries close: Thursday 21 February
How to enter? Request an entry from the agent. Contact Jenny Chard (GDL Stud Stock):  email or phone 07 4669 6955
Entry fees (inclusive GST): $55 per animal; $11 per embryo; $3.30 per semen straw

Minimum entry level: Bulls and genetics – top 20%, females – top 30% and “special interest” eg. Poll, rare genetics
Commission (inclusive GST): 5.5%

2019 Upcoming Premium Wagyu Sales

Premium Wagyu Sale dates for 2019 have been set to the Tuesday before BREEDPLAN updates which occur on the 20th of each month so that catalogues do not change in the lead-up to the sale. A Tuesday sale also allows for further easy negotiation post-sale.

All Entry conditions will remain similar to last year as in top 20% performance data for Bulls, Embryos and Semen. Females will need to be in the top 30%. A “Special Interest” category will include rare genetics.

  • Tuesday 15 July 2019
  • Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Tuesday 19 November 2019

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Harvey Weyman-Jones
Premium Wagyu Sale Coordinator

Phone 0414 941 788
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Premium Wagyu Sale results

The November Premium Wagyu Sale offered 133 Lots with female entries in the top 30% and top 20% for bulls. The emphasis on females for this Premium Wagyu Sale did not disappoint with three heifers reaching on average, $15,000 apiece including the top selling heifer with Terutani, Haruki and Michifuku bloodlines.

“There was good competition for the females from several new breeders, with many sales negotiated afterwards to the passed in bidders,” said RuralCo/GDL Auctioneer, Harvey Weyman-Jones.

“International interest came from a USA buyer and a Welsh seller of the top priced bull for $48,000, Tyddewi N3709. A rare combination of Mayura itoshigenami Jnr and a Westholme cow by the high growth Hiramichi Tsuru. The same buyer also won a battle to secure the two lots of 5 straws of TF151 semen for $4700 per straw.

“The embryos were generally harder to sell than in previous sales. Other than the top priced sire, bulls sold from $3,750 to $11,000 to average $7521.”

The Sale was the first opportunity for many vendors to utilise the BreedObject $Indexes as the TCI is now phased out, with many taking the opportunity to utilise the values in describing their Lots.

Entries were from many top Studs in WA, SA, TAS, VIC, NSW and QLD.

Sold-  26/43   Sold – 49/97   Sold – 13/29  Sold – 354/440
Gross – $167,750  Gross – $64,950  Gross – $138,250  Gross – $158,875
Ave – $6,452  Ave – $1,326  Ave – $10,635   Ave – $449
Clearance – 60%  Clearance –  51%  Clearance – 45%  Clearance – 80%
Top – $16,500  Top – $1,900 per embryo  Top – $48,000    Top – $4,700 per straw

We had 3,944 catalogues views on AuctionsPlus, which is 1,000 more than our last September sale.

There were 85 registered bidders and 34 Active bidders, bidding 445 times. There was huge interest in the sale and as usual, many sales were negotiated after the conclusion of the online sale.

November 2018 sale results


2019 Elite Wagyu National Sale

Entry into the Elite Wagyu National Sale is currently being accepted. The pinnacle of Australian Wagyu Association Sales, the Elite Wagyu National Sale represents an opportunity to showcase the top 5% of Wagyu genetics. The Sale will take place on the evening of the 10 May 2019 to cap off the WagyuEdge: Building Integrity annual conference, the Sale attracts vigorous bidding from in-house delegates and Australian and international bidders via the live and online auction facility.

Find out more about the entry requirements into the sale