May 14, 2020

Winter is upon us with the first good frosts happening this week.  Luckily we have had a good run of warm days after the recent rain and pasture is now well progressed.  The transformation from January to June is almost miraculous.

The big news from us is that in late April we purchased the top bull in the 2020 Elite Wagyu Sale.  This was Lot 40, LTCFQ122, sired by the currently unavailable SMOFF0154.  He is approximately double breed average for all gr...

April 6, 2020

It is raining, which is marvellous. A great opportunity to share some news from Koolang Wagyu, Gurrundah. 

We have joined a syndicate and purchased one of the best bulls in the recent Mayura sale. This is Mayura Pioneer, (ADBFP0879) a son of the famous Itoshigenami JNR. While we paid over $40,000 for the bull, he will add to the genetic profile of our herd in future years. We have been using straws from brothers of this bull for some time. This one is extrem...

July 22, 2018

This week we attended a forum organised by JBS, probably the world’s largest processor of meat. It was held at Prime City feedlot in Griffith, NSW. We heard from several of the key operating executives in the industry.

One of the important takeaways was that McDonalds Australia, one of the largest single consumers of beef in Australia has asked JBS to submit a questionnaire on how it stands up against the newly announced “Australian Beef Sustainability Frame...

May 7, 2017

We are just back from the 2017 Wagyu Conference in Albury, NSW. Over 400 people talked, ate and thought about Wagyu for a week. It was most interesting.

The highlight was the Elite Wagyu Sale. Many people will have seen the result which was outstanding. The new record for a Wagyu Bull was set at $105,000.  This was surpassed in absolute terms by the sale of 10 straws of semen to one buyer for a price of $28,000 each or $280,000 for the package. These were sc...

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