By day, hear from world-class Wagyu breeders on their operations, successes and learnings from years of breeding luxury products at the WagyuEdge ’23 Conference, along with industry professionals and academics gathering in stunning Darling Harbour, Sydney, to discuss overcoming future challenges in a global Wagyu industry.
The AWA holds the world’s largest Wagyu genetic database with over 250,000 Fullbloods (pure direct descendants from the original exported Japanese genetics) registered in the system. Each year, more than 25,000 calves are added into the database. The genetic analysis is based on three components, a pedigree recording platform, phenotype records and genotype records. The analysis is the global benchmark for genetic improvement for Wagyu and allows breeders and producers to make informed decisions in respect to their herd, which leads to better breeding and greater success with carcase outcomes.
With a commitment to innovation and serving the industry, the AWA runs an annual Wagyu Branded Beef Competition which aims to hero unique Australian Wagyu brands. In line with growth in Wagyu production and export, the 2023 competition has seen a record number of 58 entries from 28 individual brands across five classes. The awards will be announced at one of Australia’s largest red meat industry events, WagyuEdge23, in Sydney AUS from the 19th to 21st April 2023. The evening is a true highlight of the leading edge of Australian meat production and an event not to be missed.
“Our 2023 WagyuEdge Conference in Sydney will tackle the full range of Wagyu genetic, production, market and future risk themes. Each year we see that 50% of attendees are new to the Wagyu Sector and looking to learn about Wagyu, meet established producers, hear about our new innovations, and understand our industry. We welcome all to attend and enjoy our world leading hospitality, education, networking and function program” – Dr Matt McDonagh – AWA CEO
By day, hear from world-class Wagyu breeders on their operations, successes and learnings from years of breeding luxury products at the WagyuEdge ’23 Conference, along with industry professionals and academics gathering in stunning Darling Harbour, Sydney, to discuss overcoming future challenges in a global Wagyu industry. You will also hear about the new Wagyu Crossbred tool coming on stream. It will enable F1 producers and buyers to check their cattle for high-quality production and profitability traits.
In the evening, join us for three spectacular industry events starting with the crowning of the 2023 Grand Champion in our Wagyu Branded Beef Competition. Witness the sale of elite animals and genetics from around the globe at the 2023 Elite Wagyu Sale, and finally, culminating in a true celebration of the global Wagyu Sector, join us for a not to be missed Wagyu Industry Dinner, where we will announce our Hall of Fame Inductee for 2023.