Elite Wagyu Sale

20 April 2023, 7pm (AEST)

Live and online auction

The hallmark Wagyu genetics event for the global Wagyu Sector

The 2023 AWA Elite Wagyu Sale is focused on rare genetics and animals representing the top 5% of Wagyu EBVs in each trait category (carcase, growth and maternal), and a Breed $Index in the top 1% of Wagyu BREEDPLAN as registered with the Australian Wagyu Association. 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 catalogue includes 70 impressive lots, including bulls, females, semen and embryos, each supported by detailed and verified pedigree, EBV and health data. The live auction will take place on 20 April 2023 as we cruise around Sydney Harbour onboard ‘Starship Sydney ‘.

If you can’t attend the sale room in person, the sale will be broadcast online via Elite Livestock Auctions. Pre-registered buyers will be able to place their bids in realtime.


2023 Sale Information

Buyer registration must be completed prior to sale day
2023 Elite Wagyu Sale (SALE DAY) 20 April 2023, 7pm (AEST)

A total of 70 lots, representing 47 vendors have been accepted into the 2023 Elite Wagyu Sale

Females: Lots 1 – 23
Semen: Lots 24 – 38
Bulls: Lots 39 – 59
Embryos: Lots 60 – 70

2023 Buyers Pre-Registration

Interested in buying in the 2023 Elite Wagyu Sale? Save yourself time and stress on sale-day.
Complete the below pre-registration form so that all your details are in the system and all you need to do is pickup your bid card and hop on the Auction boat.

Need more information?

Emily Rabone
AWA Marketing and Communications Manager

Phone 0437 388 481
Email  emily@wagyu.org.au


Sale Day Facilitator

From humble beginnings in 1902, Ray White built his business upon the sale of livestock and rural properties from a small town in rural Queensland, Crows Nest. Today, Ray White is still proudly a family owned and led company. His grandson Paul White is the chairman of Ray White Rural and Livestock today. From a single office in country Queensland, to a network that extends across ten countries, the White Family Group is a true Australian success story that has since expanded to New Zealand and across Asia. But far from losing touch with our roots, the group has a proud rural and livestock network which continues to grow.

Ray White Rural and Livestock is proud to be facilitating the 2023 AWA Elite Wagyu sale.  With over 140 rural offices and 500 specialist rural and livestock agents across Australasia the Ray White Rural and Livestock network actively work to achieve results and client satisfaction.  With the growing numbers of those in the livestock industry aligning themselves with Wagyu, it is an exciting time for Ray White Rural to be a part of the AWA event.

The sale day coordination  will be facilitated by Ray White Rural’s David and Amy Felsch and their experienced team.  Having attended many AWA conferences and sales, along with their experience running stud/special sales and being the selling agents for the Dalby Stock Horse Sale, they are excited and committed to working with the AWA to run an exceptional event for vendors and buyers alike.


David Felsch
Sale Day Facilitator
Ray White Rural Dalby
Phone 0488 993 931
Email wagyusales@raywhite.com

Paton Fitzsimons
Ray White Rural
National Livestock Manager
Phone: 0427 574 355

Liam Kirkwood
Sale Day Auctioneer

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

Average $67,000

2022 sale results – Bulls
Top $240,000 – Lot 19 Sahara Park Yasufuku R153 purchased by Bar H Grazing

Average $83,590

2022 sale results – Embryos
Top $6,000 per embryo – Lot 36 IMUFP0101 x WSIFH144Z purchased by Mayura Station

Average $2,620 per embryo

2022 sale results – Semen
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.