$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.
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.