The 2017 Wagyu conference will be held at Albury from May 1 to 3 followed by a tour of Wagyu operations in north-east Victoria on May 4 and 5.
Speakers will include producers who are already using Wagyu genetics, buyers who will contract to buy the calves and feedlotters who buy thousands of F1 Wagyu.
They will explain the benefits and the pitfalls of F1 Wagyu breeding.
A bonus introductory workshop will explain how to select the best genetics and how to manage a successful F1 program.
‘‘Almost half a day will be devoted to explaining the most efficient way of getting into the Wagyu industry by using Wagyu bulls and Wagyu semen in both beef and dairy herds,’’ Australian Wagyu Association chief executive officer Graham Truscott said.
The 2017 Female Artist of the Year at the Tamworth Golden Guitar Awards, Sara Storer, will perform at the dinner.
Other topics at the conference include: how to invest in Wagyu, the latest technology, increasing weaner percentages, opportunities with Wagyu-Holstein crosses and how some farmers are crossing Wagyu with Angus.