AWA-PTP 2023 Semen Sale

7 to 14 August 2023


Semen packages for sale by tender

The 2023 AWA-PTP Semen Sale will open 8 am 7 August and conclude 10 am 14 August.

New sires in Cohort 3 along with Cohort 1 & 2 sires will have a limited number of straws available to bid via tender, giving the Wagyu Sector access the next generation of industry-leading genetics and link their herds to the AWA-Progeny Test Program reference population.

All funds generated from the sale will be re-invested into the AWA-Progeny Test Program to cover the performance recording of all current Wagyu traits and the development of vital new female reproduction, feedlot performance, meat and carcase quality traits for Japanese Black Wagyu cattle.

Information about tenders in the 2023 sale

If you would like more information about this years Semen Sale, please contact:

Katie Dailey
AWA-PTP Project Manager

Phone: +61 2 8880 7712
Email: send a message


Tenders are now closed for the 2023 Semen Sale

The AWA-PTP Wagyu Semen Sale will be conducted by the Australian Wagyu Association in conjunction with selling agents Ray White Rural Dalby.  There are 31 lots on offer, for sale by Tender.

What is a Sale by Tender?

For some, the Tender process is not a familiar sales method, so here are the basics.

A Sale by Tender invites potential buyers to submit an offer or ‘tender’ on a lot/s listed for sale.  At the closing date specified, all offers will be reviewed and considered by the agent and/or vendor according to conditions and price. Buyers are then notified if their tender was successful or not.

In the case of the AWA – PTP sale, a buyer’s success will largely be based on them submitting the most competitive offer.  Putting forward your best offer from the get go is key to success in a sale by Tender.

Cohort 3 – 2023 Sires

LOTS 1 – 9 are sires nominated to participate in Cohort 3 of the AWA Progeny Test Program (PTP).

Lots 1 – 9 represent sires with a diverse range of EBVs and verified pedigrees. These sires will be further proven through the AWA-PTP, allowing buyers access to leading next-generation Sires. Joining’s for COHORT 3 sires will commence in October 2023, with data collection on calves to commence in July 2024.

By securing and using COHORT 3 semen sires in the 2023 joining season within your production system, you will create a direct link between your herd and the animals in the AWA-PTP, increasing EBV accuracy within your Wagyu herd.

LIMITED UNITS ARE AVAILABLE – a maximum of 100 straws are available for each sire. The tender will be awarded to the most competitive bid.

Cohort 1 & 2 – 2021 & 2022 Sires

LOTS 10 – 31 are sires used in 2021 (Cohort 1) and 2022 (Cohort 2) of the AWA Progeny Test Program (PTP).

Joining’s for Cohort 1 & 2 are complete, and the calves of Cohort 1 are now all registered with the AWA, Cohort 2 sire progeny will be born from July 2023 onwards. Subsequently, the 2021 sires are the first of the PTP to receive high-accuracy EBVs through the data collection of key fertility, growth, and carcase traits on their progeny.

Buyers should consider this a unique opportunity to secure genetics from some of the first sires included in the AWA-PTP, linking your herd to the largest Japanese Black Wagyu reference population.

LIMITED UNITS ARE AVAILABLE, a limited number of straws available for each sire. The number of packages available vary between sires.  The tender will be awarded to the most competitive bid.

Key Dates

Tenders open: 8 am 7 August 2023 (AEST)
Tenders close: 10 am 14 August 2023 (AEST)

Selling Agent

David Felsch

Ray White Rural Dalby
Phone: 0488 993 931

International Buyers

Several lots have semen available for export to different countries across the globe. Please ensure the semen you are wishing to tender for is exportable to your country before submitting your bid.

Terms & Conditions

The following additional terms will be applicable to the conduct of the Tender:

  1. The Tender Submission period will be from 8am AEST Monday 7 August 2023 to 10am AEST Monday 14 August 2023
  2. In submitting a tender, a buyer acknowledges that they have read all relevant details of each Sire, and all supporting documentation in relation to the Tender process.
  3. Several lots have semen available for export to different countries across the globe. It is the buyers responsibility to ensure the semen being purchased is exportable to applicable countries.
  4. A buyer will submit a tender using the Tender Submission Form supplied on the AWA website, accessible by clicking HERE
  5. The Tender Submission Form will include pricing and any other terms the registered buyer wishes to include in their offer
  6. All Tender Submissions must be submitted as a price in Australian Dollars per Straw.
  7. Submission price is to EXCLUDE GST
    1. GST at a rate of 10% will be added to all tender submission prices
  8. A buyer may submit a tender with an offer price for 5, 10 or 20 straws per Sire
  9. A buyer may submit a tender with an offer price for any number of sires listed
  10. The buyer may not be allocated all nominated sires listed in their submission
  11. A buyer will only be awarded a maximum of 20 straws per Sire
  12. Once submitted, a tender may not be withdrawn or retracted
  13. A buyer may amend their tender during the tender period in the following conditions:
    1. To increase the offer price on any sire/s
    2. To apply an offer price to additional sire/s
  14. Any buyer who completes a Tender Submission Form shall fulfil the terms of the submission if accepted by the Selling Agent
  15. The Selling Agent has sole discretion in determining any successful tender submissions
  16. Acceptance of any tender will consider both price and additional terms as outlined in the Tender Submission Form.
  17. The Selling Agent is not obligated to accept any offer made via tender
  18. Upon acceptance of a tender, the Selling Agent will issue a Contract of Tender
  19. Where a Tender is accepted, the successful Purchaser will be notified by 5pm AEST Tuesday 15 August 2023.
  20. Where a Tender is accepted, it is the Purchaser’s responsibility to pay for shipment of material to their nominated Storage Facility and arrange for any insurance to cover the shipment/s.
  21. Payment will be made to Ray White Rural Dalby within 7 days as per the terms on the invoice.
  22.  Should the semen straws for any of the lots be damaged or become not available to the AWA for any reason, buyers with successful Tenders for the affected lots will be notified and all payments will be refunded, with the buyer having no further claim to the straws.
  23. Release of straws will not be provided until receipt of payment has been confirmed by The Selling Agent.
  24. Registered buyers who submit a Tender that is not accepted, will be notified by email by 5pm AEST Tuesday 15 August 2023.
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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.