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Wagyu annual conference heads to Albury in May

Beef Central, 17 February 2017

The 2017 Wagyu industry annual conference heads to Albury in May, providing critical information for established Wagyu breeders, as well as an introduction to the Wagyu industry for those just getting starting or considering a move into Wagyu.

First shipment signals launch for Gina Rinehart’s new Wagyu beef brand

Jon Condon, 08 February 2017

Gina Rinehart’s grand vision for her rapidly expanding Australian beef cattle operations took further shape yesterday when the first product bearing her new commercial beef brand was despatched for export to a customer in China. Here’s what we learned at yesterday’s launch.

Rinehart expands Wagyu operations with additional Dubbo land purchase

Jon Condon, 06 February 2017

Gina Rinehart is expanding her Wagyu breeding interests, and launches a Wagyu beef brand into Asia this week.

High-tech feeders to unlock Wagyu feed efficiency gains

James Nason, 16 November 2016

High-tech feed bins are being used to identify the most feed efficient genetics in the Wagyu industry.

Aussie Wagyu features in Shanghai Michelin-starred restaurant

Beef Central, 31 October 2016

Shanghai’s Kanpai Classic restaurant, featuring Australian Wagyu beef in a big way, has been awarded a coveted Michelin Star just 14 months after its launch. The restaurant is located on The Bund, Shanghai’s famous historic waterfront precinct not far from where the ground-breaking TSBE Access China trade delegation stayed last week.

Australia’s Wagyu shipping trade to Japan back up and running

James Nason, 27 October 2016

After a major setback earlier this year, the trade is now back on its feet and running smoothly again, with a second shipment of F1 Angus Wagyu steers leaving the Port of Brisbane bound for Japan on the weekend, as these pictures show.

Blackmore cattle deal elevates Gina into ranks of nation’s largest Wagyu producers

Jon Condon, 06 October 2016

Australia’s wealthiest woman, miner Gina Rinehart is rapidly emerging as one of Australia’s largest breeders of Fullblood Wagyu cattle, following deals announced today for the purchase of an additional 1500 mated Wagyu females. The acquisitions include 1000 Fullblood cows from David Blackmore’s Wagyu herd in Victoria.

ALEC welcomes Japan market resumption

Beef Central, 30 August 2016

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has welcomed confirmation that Australia’s $14 million live cattle trade with Japan has reopened.

Wagyu live export trade to Japan re-opens

James Nason, 26 August 2016

Australia’s feeder cattle export trade to Japan has recommenced today after suspension imposed in early June was lifted overnight.

Minister’s statement: Japan live cattle market re-opened

Beef Central, 26 August 2016

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce says Japan and Australia have worked together to reach an agreement on improved export certification processes for all cattle consignments.