Elite Wagyu Sale

20 April 2023 | Live and online auction

The hallmark Wagyu genetics event for the global Wagyu Sector

The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) will facilitate the 2023 Elite Wagyu Sale to support the thriving Wagyu Sector by offering AWA breeders the opportunity to sell their high-performing and unique Wagyu genetics in one place at the one time. The Sale has become the hallmark Wagyu genetics event for the international Wagyu Sector.

Every single lot accepted into the 2023 Sale will be extremely high quality, with animals required to be at the top of the AWA published Estimated Breeding Values for Wagyu traits to qualify.

Buyers now recognise the genetic tools’ contribution to increasing the accuracy of animal performance figures. All entries are proven animals, at least one generation back in their pedigrees.

The 2023 Elite Wagyu Sale will be held on 20 April 2023, with bidding taking place in-person or online. The number of lots accepted into the catalogue will be limited.

2023 Sale information

Entry requirements

Vendors must be financial members of the AWA. All live lots, joining sires, donor dams and donor sires must be fully registered and DNA tested prior to entry

No vendor may have more than two entries in any single sale category or more than six in total.

An entry must have EBVs in the top 5% in each trait category (carcase, growth (not mature cow weight) and maternal) – or  – an AWA Breed $Index value in the top 1% of Wagyu BREEDPLAN with preference given for animals with no traits below breed average except for sires qualifying on the F1 Terminal of Fullblood Terminal $Indexes.

2023 lot entry and sale dates

Nominations open 1 September 2022
Nominations closing 31 October 2022

ALL animals must be registered at the time of entry. Successful vendors will receive notification from the AWA if your lot/s has been accepted by 16 December 2022.

Sale catalogue published 14 March 2023
2023 Elite Wagyu Sale (SALE DAY) 20 April 2023

Entry and sale information contact

Emily Rabone
AWA Marketing and Communications Manager

Phone 02 8880 7707 or 0437 388 481
Email  emily@wagyu.org.au

Previous sales

All breeds Australian record smashed at 2022 Elite Wagyu Sale

The 2022 Elite Wagyu Sale, conducted by the Australian Wagyu Association alongside selling agents Elders and GDL eclipsed past records grossing a total of $2.86 million.

The strength of this sale, the most successful ever Elite Wagyu Sale, is a testament to the work that the entire sector has done to strive for continuous genetic improvement.

It is very gratifying to see the top breeders from around the world celebrating their elite genetics and selling them with us.  It’s a true privilege.  The AWA Elite Wagyu Sale has become the hallmark Wagyu genetics event for the global Wagyu Sector.  With the sale lots based on the top AWA published Estimated Breeding Values for Wagyu traits, the sale is confirmation of the confidence in the Sector underpinned by genetic progress and demand for elite Wagyu. With 300 in the Auction room and 100 bidders online, this sale was dynamite and consolidates Wagyu’s position in the global beef industry at the cutting edge of progress.

2022 sale results

Top $400,000 – Lot 1 Sunnyside S0014 purchased by Yulong Investment

Average $67,000

Top $240,000 – Lot 19 Sahara Park Yasufuku R153 purchased by Bar H Grazing

Average $83,590

Top $6,000 per embryo – Lot 36 IMUFP0101 x WSIFH144Z purchased by Mayura Station

Average $2,620 per embryo

Top $37,500 per straw – Lot 55 Coates Itoshigenami G113 purchased by Mayura Station

Average $5,000

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Important Notice and Disclaimer

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.