Wagyu F1 market trading through AuctionsPlus is compared with MLA’s feeder indicator reports on a monthly basis.
The first quarter of the 2021 financial year has continued to build on the results on the previous financial year, with the average F1 price through AuctionsPlus tipping over 600c/kg a few times in the period from July to November 2020. Sales hit the 500c/kg mark based on an upward trend mid-October, continuing to build on the mid 400’s at the end of June.
The feeder indicator results through MLA have remained relatively stable in comparison for the same quarter time period.
The 2019-20 financial year has seen both F1 and feeder results starting below 300 c/kg live weight. During the course of the first half of the year, the feeder indicator has remained relatively stable around 300c/kg, while F1 Wagyu prices gradually gained ground, passing the feeder indicator toward the end of December.
The F1 trend has continued to rise, albeit with a drop when borders closed with COVID-19, reaching an average of 450 c/kg toward the end of June 2020.
Please note it is estimated that Wagyu F1 sales reported by AuctionsPlus represent a small proportion (in the order of 2-5%) of total Wagyu F1 sales and that the data listed may not reflect direct supply relationships. This may be a result of many things, including the cattle being outside of specifications for the buyer or due to small lot numbers. Sale frequency varies from month to month with some months recording more than one sale.
The data on buy prices for the many different Wagyu F1 supply chains is not publicly disclosed. The National Feeder indicators are sourced from Meat & Livestock Australia.
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