US Wagyu seedstock prices continue to be the envy of Australian breeders, although the gap is narrowing.
– Sires to $USD10,000. Top price WSI Dai 2 Sanjirou, a six-year-old Michifuku son, bred in Ontario, Canada, sold to Waterford, Republic of Ireland. A four-year-old Hirashigetayasu son for $USD9750, and an 18-month-old JVP Kikuyasu 400 son to $USD7500.
– Dams to $USD20,000. Top female by TF148 Itoshigenami, at $USD20,000, a seven year old bred in Ontario Canada and sold to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Outstanding females ranged from $USD10,000 to $USD14,500. Leading vendors from Canada and Switzerland well represented..
– Embryo packages to $USD11,400 (6 embryos. Shigefuku J1822 x CHR MS Kitaguni 398)
– Semen to $USD2200 straw (Tamamaru) in a strong genetics market.