2019 Conference and Tour


13 May 2019

Be Bold, Be Branded Be Wagyu Champions of 2019

The 2019 Wagyu Branded Beef Competition awards were presented during the Gala Dinner of the Australian Wagyu Association’s annual conference, WagyuEdge: Building Integrity in Adelaide. A coveted competition between Wagyu brand owners, the event showcases the very best of Australian produced Wagyu to create an exceptional eating experience that is... Read More


02 May 2019

Charity – support the Royal Flying Doctor Service

A highlight of the conference, with an important message, is the support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service through the Charity Auction. Held during the WagyuEdge:Building Integrity conference Gala Dinner, the Charity Auction raises vital funds to support such a worthy cause, as well as contributing to the Association’s Wagyu... Read More


15 Apr 2019

Now the Technical Sessions

  Breeding Wagyu takes time, dedication and an understanding of inputs, whether it is genetics or nutrition, give the best outputs for maternal traits, fertility and carcase. How you interpret those variables will have a large impact on your breeding decisions. In terms of nutrition, less than perfect weather has made... Read More


12 Apr 2019

A thanks to our Major Sponsors

The Australian Wagyu Association would like to take an opportunity to thank our major sponsors for supporting the Wagyu industry and the annual conference, WagyuEdge:Building Integrity 2019. Please make welcome: Zoetis: Day Partner Neogen Australasia: Day Partner Practical Systems: Tour Partner Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill: Grand Champion Wagyu Branded Beef Competition Pardoo... Read More


05 Apr 2019

Future Wagyu Feeders

The feedlot industry is an integral part of the Wagyu supply chain and the future of the feedlot and future trends will have a direct impact on our own decisions. The Session 'Future Wagyu Feeders' on Day 1 aims to bring the views and perceptions together of some of... Read More


26 Mar 2019

Early Bird Registrations have filled the Tour!

Well done to those organised folks that booked for the WagyuEdge: Building Integrity Tour as you have secured a spot on a terrific weekend travelling to Mayura Station and Sher Wagyu. For those of you who have not booked, we are sorry to say, the Tour is now fully booked. We have... Read More


08 Mar 2019

Foundations of quality Wagyu

The Foundation of quality Wagyu is about using the genetic information available, and the recorded data to underpin confident breeding decisions to produce the best possible carcase outcome.  The speakers will talk about their different strategies to deliver a well-balanced herd for the generation of Wagyu feeders. Session 4, Day... Read More


07 Mar 2019

Pardoo Goes Platinum

It is with great delight to the Association to announce that Pardoo Beef Company is supporting our conference, WagyuEdge: Building Integrity 2019, to be held in Adelaide 8-10, May as a Platinum Sponsor. Based in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, Pardoo aims to establish a regional breeding herd of purebred Wagyu,... Read More


01 Mar 2019

Putting it into Practice

The Wagyu beef brand promise begins with a solid foundation – good genetics, animal health and nutrition as well as telling your story. Day 3, Putting it Into Practice, highlights how two companies – one in Australia, one in the US – have successfully built on quality foundations to... Read More


27 Feb 2019

Conference program released bringing together Wagyu supply chain and industry specialists

Anticipation is building in the lead-up to the Australian Wagyu Association’s annual conference, WagyuEdge: Building Integrity. With just on two months to go, the much-anticipated WagyuEdge: Building Integrity Conference Program has now been released for what has become a noteworthy event in the beef industry calendar. The Conference aims to bring... Read More


25 Feb 2019

Shop online for conference merchandise

The Australian Wagyu Association is offering a range of polo shirts and work shirts for men and women embroidered with the Association’s distinctive bull’s head logo. Save time and pre-order your shirts online. We will have your order ready to collect at the Conference in Adelaide. View 2019 merchandise catalogue Read More


20 Feb 2019

ALEC Chairman Hon. Simon Crean closing keynote speaker at conference

The Australian Wagyu Association is delighted to announce that chairman of Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council, the Hon. Mr Simon Crean will be our closing keynote speaker on Day 3 for the annual conference, WagyuEdge: Building Integrity. Mr Crean will focus on industry sustainability and community perceptions, drawing on his extensive... Read More


08 Feb 2019

The Big Picture

Presenting the bigger picture is the focus of SESSION 1 of DAY 2 with Hugh Killen, CEO of AACo. AACo is one of the most recognised companies in the Australian beef industry, and owner of one of the world's largest herds of Wagyu. Wagyu genetics have been an integral and... Read More


01 Feb 2019

Australian Wagyu – 30 years in the making

An anniversary is a time to celebrate, reflect and build for tomorrow   Join with the Australian Wagyu Association in celebrating its 30-year anniversary in 2019 by being part of the 2019 WagyuEdge:Building Integrity Conference. The Australian Wagyu Breeders Association was formed on 1st February 1989 to encourage the Japanese Wagyu Registry... Read More


30 Jan 2019

Early bird registration is open

Online registrations have opened for the 2019 Wagyu Edge: Building Integrity 2019 Conference and Tour. Secure your place taking advantage of the Early Bird registration fee. Register and pay before Friday 22 March 2019 to benefit from the discount. The line-up of speakers promises to give delegates plenty of food for thought. Need more to convince... Read More


21 Nov 2018

Mayura Station highlight of 2019 Conference Tour

There is an even greater reason to attend the Australian Wagyu Association’s WagyuEdge: Building Integrity Annual Conference and Tour in 2019 as Mayura Station - first stop on the Tour - has won more accolades with the hospitality industry. The hard work, passion and dedication by the team at Mayura... Read More


12 Nov 2018

Conference heads to Adelaide in 2019

The Association Conference has become one of the largest annual events for the Australian beef industry, drawing many industry stakeholders to participate and delegates to attend. The 2018 Conference in Mackay, Queensland drew 500 delegates of new and existing members from Australia and abroad, and WagyuEdge: Building Integrity promises... Read More