WagyuEdge 2023


International Wagyu Conference, Tour and Sale event

The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) is delighted to announce the dates for its flagship, face to face event, the WagyuEdge Conference and Tour (WagyuEdge23).

This five-day event from April 19 – 24 will deliver keynote presentations, panels, Q&A sessions, debates and a tour into regional New South Wales.

WagyuEdge23, hosted by the Australian Wagyu Association, is the leading international forum for the global Wagyu sector presenting a unique opportunity for Australian and international delegates to meet, find new partners, discuss challenges and share research, technologies and best practice. An exciting mixture of industry events will take place in and around Darling Harbour Sydney.

Mark your calendar – WagyuEdge23 gets under way from 19 to 24 April 2023

Held waterside adjacent to Darling Harbour at Hyatt Regency Sydney, WagyuEdge23 will also feature the Wagyu Branded Beef Awards Dinner held at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf with outstanding views of the Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Darling Harbour, the Elite Wagyu Sale while cruising the shimmering waters of Sydney Harbour and a not to be missed industry dinner.

After the conference, join the buses for an unforgettable two-day regional NSW tour.

The whole event promises to deliver inspirational learning, connection and celebration. Early bird registrations will open October 14 2022.



The Hyatt Regency Sydney, with 888 guest rooms, is Sydney’s largest hotel. Newly renovated, the five-star hotel with views over the harbour is close to all major events running during WagyuEdge23.

Special room rates and booking details for WagyuEdge23 delegates will be available soon.


WagyuEdge 2022

A total of 450 delegates from across the global Wagyu sector joined us in Melbourne (April 2022) to celebrate the success of the sector.

Highlights included 17 world class industry experts speaking on everything from global markets and Australian success stories to cow size and objective carcase measurement. We also witnessed an Australian record smashed during the best ever Elite Wagyu Sale, and the celebration of over 30 luxury Wagyu Brands with the Wagyu Branded Beef Competition Gala Dinner.

Conference on-demand video series

If you were a delegate at the WagyuEdge ’22 Conference in Melbourne, you can access a full catalogue of presenter videos for free. The AWA emailed the details to each delegate on how you can access this video series.

Get in touch with the office if you can not locate the email. If you were not in attendance, you can purchase the videos on our VIMEO site.

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.