Australian Wagyu Forum


Latest Updates – September/October 2020

First Carcass Data:  Ginjo Hatshira K930

The specialist Japanese breeding/feeding operation of Suzuki Farm, managed by Tak Suzuki, has finished the first carcasses from Ginjo Hatshira K930 progeny.  The MS outcome is difficult to beat.  And to meet the need to meet specifications and economic criteria, Tak went for a short overall program. More details here.

Ginjo MarbleMax™ Hiranami B901 Update

According to a September 2020 AWA webinar with AGBU’s Matt Woolcott, B901 was #7 in the most influential sires in the last five year AGBU measurement of AWA fullblood Wagyu breeding. The field included all Japanese foundation sires.  B901 is a reliable multi-trait performer with over 800 registered progeny in numerous herds internationally, and with semen still available at affordable prices in Australia. See coverage also in the April/May 2019 edition of International Wagyu Breeder magazine. More details here.







Founded in 2007, the aim of the Australian Wagyu Forum (AWF) is to provide objective information on the production of Japanese Black cattle, combining the resources of ‘Plain English’ access to specialist Japanese animal science, review of breed development initiatives outside Japan and extensive Australian Wagyu production experience. Since 2016, the site has been funded solely by Ginjo Wagyu (Mike Buchanan), with Tak Suzuki and Dom Bayard contributing content. In all other commercial practice, the contributors operate separate independent businesses. Livestock, genetics and services for sale are offered for direct transaction with the individual Contributor businesses as indicated.

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