2025: UK & EUROPE


The Australian Wagyu Association welcomes our international delegates who will be joining us in Cairns for the WagyuEdge’24 Conference on April 10 – 12, 2024.

For those international delegates who would like to arrange a stopover on their way to the conference, Lillyvale Feedlot/Arubial Wagyu and Macquarie Wagyu will be open to our international AuWA members to visit. 

Get in touch with the AWA team if you are interested in visiting the farms.  

Please note that this is available for International AuWA members ONLY. Each delegate will be responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Lillyvale Feedlot/Arubial Wagyu
Condamine, Queensland

Fourth-generation grazier Laird Morgan and his wife Sonia have been building the Fullblood Wagyu herd since venturing to Yeppoon in 2015 for the Annual Wagyu Conference. After savouring Wagyu for the first time, they became immediately inspired and deeply immersed themselves in the world of Wagyu, where it became clear their breeding program would follow an entirely new trajectory.

Today, Arubial Wagyu operates across five properties in South East Queensland. Using meticulous and transparent data collection and performance recording, BREEDPLAN is the foundation of our decision-making process. At Arubial, they see raising Wagyu cattle as a craft. Their focus on maternal traits, fertility, and marbling means that the bulls, semen, and embryos they provide represent the very best of their 3500-strong Fullblood herd.

Macquarie Wagyu
Leyburn, Queensland

Macquarie Wagyu is proud of its hard earned reputation as the ‘Artisans’ of the long feed, lot feeding of ‘the Wagyu’! Here premium Wagyu (& Wagyu Cross) cattle are bred, backgrounded, fed and marketed to a world that is increasingly hungry for the ultimate beef taste and flavour!

From 23 full-blood Wagyu heifers in 1999 has grown to over 700 full blood wagyu breeders… and the quality and quantity of premium, full blood Wagyu mothers grows all the time. With almost 10,000 hectares, much developed to improved pastures and 1300 hectares under irrigation, there is little to limit genetic harvesting, breed expansion and ongoing genetic improvement!

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.