The Australian Wagyu Association welcomes Elite Livestock Auctions as our online partner with Grant Daniel & Long (GDL) to conduct the 7th Elite Wagyu Sale online on Thursday, April 20, 2020.
In the past, the Elite Wagyu Sale was held live and online, but with COVID-19, the decision has been made to move to an online-only platform. With that in mind, Elite Livestock Auctions will provide the online interface.
With around 100 Lots, the Elite Wagyu Sale now has no restrictions on time and can give buyers a greater opportunity to bid. The Sale will now be conducted across two sessions (AEST):
• 10:00am to 1:00pm – Live Lots (females and males)
• 1:30pm to 3:30pm – Genetic Lots (embryos and semen)
Potential online buyers from Australia need to register with www.elitelivestockauctions.com.au .
Special arrangements must be made by International Bidders with GDL who will provide a temporary Buyer password for this sale only. Buyers will need to register with the Agents prior to the sale.
This year, we have a total of 98 exceptional Lots including:
- 25 Female lots
- 26 Bull lots
- 2 Flush lots
- 26 Embryo lots
- 20 Semen lots
Interest in submission of Lots in the Sale was extremely high this year. The Association would like to thank all potential vendors for putting forward their Lots for consideration.
This year the Association has strengthened the criteria for the Sale to be animals or genetic Lots with EBVs or BreedObject $Indexes in the top 5% of the breed; the final Lots exhibited multiple EBVs or $Index values.
Genomic (50K DNA) testing has also been completed to increase the accuracy of EBVs for all live Lots. Along with this, the Association has ensured testing for genetic recessive conditions has been completed where animals were not able to be demonstrated as ‘free’ by pedigree alone.
The preliminary online Elite Wagyu Sale catalogue is now available to view
For more information contact AWA CEO, Dr M