Elite Wagyu Sale

27 April 2022 | Live and online auction

Entries to open soon

The Elite Wagyu Sale showcases the top Wagyu genetics outside Japan

The Australian Wagyu Association’s Elite Wagyu Sale showcases the top of Wagyu genetics outside Japan, with bulls and females, semen and embryos and special interest and rare genetics on offer. The Elite Wagyu Sale is to be held on 27 April 2022.

Live lots and genetics, featuring multiple EBVs in the top 5% in each trait category (carcase, growth and maternal (gestation and milk) and a Breed $Index in the top 1% of Wagyu BREEDPLAN will be on offer.

Important Information for 2022 Sale

The 2022 Elite Wagyu Sale is fast approaching and the AWA is looking forward to another incredibly successful event.
We will be publishing arrangements for the sale early in 2022, in preparation, below is some critical information.

  • ONLY animals with completed DNA testing and registration at time of nomination will be accepted
  • If animals are not already DNA tested and registered, you need to have your DNA submitted to the AWA office by the 10th December 2021, to ensure all is completed on time.
  • Animal registrations, if not already completed, need to be with the AWA office by 3rd February 2022
  • The status of all animals for the known genetic conditions needs to be disclosed, either free by pedigree or with a DNA test result:
    • If your animal is not yet tested and registered: select the Standard Bundle when submitting your DNA request.
    • If your animal is already registered: select Trait Panel to have them tested for all known genetic conditions.
  • There will be no flush lots in the 2022 Sale


Entry & Sale Information Contact

Emily Rabone (AWA Marketing & Communications Manager)

Ph: 02 8880 7707 or 0437 388 481

Email: emily@wagyu.org.au

Previous Sales

In past years, the Elite Wagyu Sale has attracted a stellar selection of bulls, females and genetics that sit in the top 5% of Wagyu EBVs for multiple traits and the top 1% of Breed $Indexes.

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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.