AWA-PTP 2021 Semen Sale

Closing 5pm 19 October 2021 - AuctionsPlus

Access the next generation of industry-leading Wagyu genetics

Invitation to tender

Semen packages for sale by tender

The Inaugural AWA-PTP Semen Sale commences from 8 am 12 October 2021 (AEDT) through to 5 pm 19 October (AEDT) via AuctionsPlus.  32 sires will have a minimum of 20 semen packages per sire (consisting of 10 straws per package) available to bid via tender, giving the Wagyu Sector to access the next generation of industry-leading genetics and link their herds to the AWA-Progeny Test Program reference population.

Participants will be able to place bids for semen packages from their selection of up to 20 AWA-PTP sires, creating a tailored packed to suit their breeding goals. These sires will ultimately be proven through the AWA-Progeny Test Program.

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.

Find out more about what’s happening in the AWA-PTP program.

Tender Information

The AWA-PTP Wagyu Semen Sale is being conducted by the Australian Wagyu Association in conjunction with selling agents Grant Daniel & Long Pty Ltd as a confidential tender process through the AuctionsPlus online selling platform.

Key Dates

Tenders Open: 8am Tuesday 12 October 2021 (AEDT)

Tenders Close: 5pm Tuesday 19 October 2021 (AEDT)

Key Contacts

Selling Agent 

Mitch Braithwaite

Grant Daniel and Long

Phone: 0427 702 311

                                                                        Email: send an email

Online Tender Platform


Phone: 02 9262 4222

Email: send an email

You must be registered with AuctionsPlus as a buyer to participate in this sale.

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.

All prospective international purchases must contact Mitch at GDL to pre-register and receive trading approval.

Terms and Conditions

The Tender is to be conducted under AuctionsPlus User Agreement and Sale Terms. 

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

  1. The Tender Submission period will be from 8am AEDT Tuesday 12 October 2021 to 5pm AEDT Tuesday 19 October 2021.
  2. Tenders may only be submitted by a Registered User of AuctionsPlus. Click HERE to register
  3. In submitting a tender, a Registered User acknowledges that they have read all relevant details of each Sire, and all supporting documentation in relation to the Tender process
  4. All tenders submitted by a Registered User will be submitted to AuctionsPlus
  5. A Registered User will submit a tender using the Tender Submission Form supplied by AuctionsPlus
  6. The Tender Submission Form will include pricing and any other terms the Registered User wishes to include in their offer
  7. All Tender Submissions must be submitted as a price in Australian Dollars per Straw.
    1. Each package will contain 10 straws. If Tender price is accepted, the allocated package price will be ten times the nominated per straw price
  8. Submission price is to EXCLUDE GST.
    1. GST at a rate of 10% will be added to all tender submission prices.
  9. A Registered User may submit a tender with an offer price for any number of sires, however will only be awarded a maximum of 20 packages.
  10. An entity may only submit one tender
  11. Once submitted to AuctionsPlus, a tender may not be withdrawn or retracted
  12. A Registered User 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
  13. All Tender Submission Forms will be supplied to the selling agent following the closure of the tender submission period
  14. Any Registered User 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 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 AEDST on Friday 22nd of October.
  20. Registered Users who submit a Tender that is not accepted, will be notified by email by 5pm AEDST on Friday 22nd of October.
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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.