$9000 was paid for lot 1 Kuro Kin Hirashige Tayasu J77 at the 2015 World Wagyu conference auction at Yeppoon earlier this month. Ralph and Beverly Rae of "Mirtna" Station Charters Towers secured the stud sire prospect for their large Wagyu breeding operation in Northern Queensland. The price paid is the highest ever achieved for live cattle in the Australian Wagyu Associations held auctions to date.
KKWFJ0077 is being offered for sale this Saturday at 1.15pm at the World Wagyu Conference in Yeppoon via Auctions plus. (click here for catalogue) This bulls pedigree has direct linkage to the best performing females in the Wagyu Breed according to the latest Wagyu Group breed-plan run. Kuro Kin females are the highest ranking females for Marble fineness (+5.7), 2nd in the breed for Marble Score (+2.3) and third in the breed for Fullblood Terminal index (+$595). We are finding that these figures are being confirmed by our own kill data collected over 13 years of production. Peter jnr will be at Yeppoon or you can contact him on 0429454189.
Peter Bishop is the principal of Kuro Kin Wagyu. Kuro Kin Wagyu has had considerable success over the past 17 years, selling progeny to Japan, New Zealand, Western Australia, far North Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.