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Wagyu cattle in the show ring?

James Nason, 14 August 2017

A question was posed at last Friday’s RNA Paddock to Palate competition awards breakfast: Should Wagyu cattle be shown in the main ring alongside all the other breeds?

First Poll Wagyu sells for $65,000

Jon Condon, 05 August 2017

THE first homozygous Poll Wagyu calf ever offered by auction in Australia sold for $65,000 during a special Wagyu Seedstock sale on AuctionsPlus on Friday.

Marketing: US crowd-funder launches high-end Japanese Wagyu project

Beef Central, 11 July 2017

A US-based crowd-funder which has established a niche selling domestic grassfed beef direct to US consumers has expanded its operations to include Japanese Wagyu beef, sourced direct from Japan.

Wagyu prices easing as bigger numbers come forward

James Nason, 30 June 2017

A softening in feeder cattle prices is also being reflected in the market for Wagyu infused cattle. Not long ago any feeder or backgrounder cattle with Wagyu content were attracting buyer competition, but with those premium prices has come a significant increase in Wagyu calf production, meaning buyers are now becoming more selective.

Tasmanian Wagyu properties to become site for giant wind farm + VIDEO

Beef Central, 08 June 2017

One of Tasmania’s best known cattle enterprises is to be the home for one of the largest renewable energy projects in the southern hemisphere, generating up to 1000MW of power from wind energy at an installation cost of up to $1.6 billion.

Three commercial breeders pool genetics to create Poll Wagyu stud

James Nason, 15 May 2017

Wagyu cattle are traditionally horned but a unique breeding partnership between three prominent commercial Wagyu breeders is set to give producers greater access to Polled Wagyu bulls later this year.

Flying herds – Wagyu growth creating opportunities to breed specialist Angus replacement females

James Nason, 09 May 2017

The rapid expansion of Wagyu/Angus first cross (F1) cattle herds in Australia is creating opportunities for producers to adapt the flying herd concept from the dairy industry and for breeders to become specialist suppliers of Angus replacement females.

Can feedlot capacity keep pace with the Wagyu numbers coming forward?

James Nason, 04 May 2017

There was no mistaking the “buzz” surrounding the Australian Wagyu industry at its conference at Albury over the last two days.

Elite Wagyu auction: Bulls to record $105,000, heifers to $95,000

Guest Author, 04 May 2017

Semen sold for $28,000 a straw, bulls to $105,000 and a heifer in utero made $95,000 at the Elite Wagyu sale at the Wagyu Expansion Conference in Albury MSW on Wednesday. All three are Australian record prices for the breed and stunned the 400 delegates in attendance.

2017 Wagyu Branded Beef competition showcases ‘best of the best’

Beef Central, 03 May 2017

21 premium Wagyu entries in four classes were assessed by a panel of 16 judges in mid-March, with the winners announced at a gala dinner during the Australian Wagyu Association’s annual conference in Albury on Tuesday night.