Benefits and pitfalls of using Wagyu bulls over heifers

Wagyu-6The benefits and pitfalls of using Wagyu bulls over heifers will be under the spotlight at the #Wagyu Expansion conference.

Topics include F1 Wagyu x Holstein, crossbreeding with Angus, what buyers are looking in Wagyu influenced cattle and the unveiling of the second generation Japanese digital camera which is set to revolutionise carcase data capture transmission and analysis.

Victorian dairy farmers LACHIE SUTHERLAND and wife REBECCA involved in supplying F1 Wagyu X Holstein calves for prices that provide hefty premiums over straight bred Holstein calves.

ERICA HALLIDAY of Ben Nevis Angus is a Angus seedstock producer who has been involved in Wagyu crossbreeding.

RICHARD PUDDICOMBE (Paraway Pastoral Co’s Burindi Station) will explain the benefits and the pitfalls of using Wagyu bulls over heifers for calving ease.

RICHARD ELDERSHAW has bought thousands of Wagyu influenced cattle over many years in the industry – he will discuss his ‘Wagyu journey’ explaining what buyers are looking for.

Professor KEIGO KUCHIDA from the Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan, will unveil the second generation Japanese digital carcase camera which is set to revolutionise carcase data capture, transmission and analysis.

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