Wagyu online auction sees heifers sell to $8250

Beef Central, 15/10/2014

Unjoined Wagyu heifers sold to $8250 and averaged $2430 at the inaugural Fullblood 100% Wagyu International online AuctionsPlus sale which concluded at the National Wagyu Conference at the Gold Coast on Sunday.

The top price of $8250 came for the pick from three 17 month old Breedplan recorded heifers offered by AA Co’s Westholme stud at Surat, Queensland, and purchased by the Hornery family’s Bar H Grazing Co near Comet, Central Queensland.

Bar H also paid $7500 for the 12-month-old bull Kuro Kin Hirashigetatasu J88, with growth EBVs in the top 10pc of the breed. Vendor was Peter Bishop from Scone, NSW.

Semen sold to $305/straw and 90 straws sold in packages of 10 averaged $108/straw.

Top semen price was almost three times its reserve and was from Kitatsurukiku D01 (Imp Jap) account AA Co’s Westholme Wagyu and purchased by Darley Stud Pty Ltd, Lancaster, Victoria.

Volume buyer was Obi Kobi Cattle Company, Kidaman Creek, Queensland, taking 28 unjoined heifers at an average price of $2300 from vendor Moyhu Wagyu, Meadow Creek, Victoria.

This was the first time in the cattle industry that an AuctionsPlus simultaneous auction had run over four days, and Landmark’s AuctionsPlus manager Tim Bayliss rated it a great success.

“The 150 prospective buyers that logged-in were from all states plus South Africa, the United Kingdom and Indonesia, with South Africa successful in buying a semen package,” he said.


Source: Australian Wagyu Association.


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