Further Lift in Wagyu Registrations07 May 2014
AUSTRALIA - Wagyu cattle are the fastest growing major breed in Australia, maintaining expansion after doubling over the last decade, according to latest registration figures.
The Australian Wagyu Association has reported 6,657 registrations for 2013, a 26 per cent lift which followed an 11 per cent lift in 2012, making Wagyu Australia’s eighth breed.
Success has been down to strong domestic and overseas demand for Wagyu beef, genetics and live exports, which caused a rise in heifer shipments, said Australian Wagyu Association Executive Officer, Graham Truscott.
“Membership has grown, especially in the eastern states, and demand for Wagyu genetics, cattle and Wagyu beef both in Australia and overseas continues to grow”, said Mr Truscott.
“There are herds of up to 40,000 high content Wagyu cattle in Queensland and some herds of Fullblood registered Wagyu that run thousands of breeders”.
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