Announcement


Well, we did it! We scoured the earth for a bull that would answer the primal scream we are hearing from our clients – Marbling!! Give us Marbling!!!! Tajima, we want Tajima…

And all the time, he was right under our very noses! We journeyed far into the Gippsland hills, waaay up into the goldfields and there he was: Chokyori 1713 virtually standing in a vineyard and standing out from his Wagyu and Akushi mates, staring at a million dollar view and grazing on the best pasture Gippsland has to offer. Don’t ask for directions, I still don’t know how we found our way to him even now. He was truly a hidden treasure!

It was love at first sight, and we know you are going to drool over his pedigree, that boasts over 82% Tajima bloodline, what with Michifuku and a double up of Suzitani, not to mention Itoshigenami on the other side!

He’s very young as yet, but as soon as we can decently start collecting his semen through our friends at Total Livestock Genetics, we plan to make his recessive-free genetics available world wide. So start queuing folks, if you have a “B” spot available in your rotation or want to produce F1 calves, this is the fellow for you!

Lake Wagyu is a division of Bullocks Bow Bend Pastoral Services, and our aim is to produce the best Wagyu cattle possible, using the best available genetics to get the most profitable results from this fabulous (in the real sense) breed.

Our philosophy is to put the best people together with the most modern methods and create a working relationship that benefits everybody. We are in partnership with many dedicated cattle breeders all over Victoria and NSW who are raising top class stud Wagyu bulls and heifers from our transferred embryos. We work with the best technicians and veterinarians to give our lovely recipient ladies every chance to do justice to their prize Wagyu calves.

Featuring genetics from : Michifuku, Fukukane, Itohana, Overflow Kaneyama, Itozuradoi, Terutani 40/1, Westholme 001, Westholme 003, Itoshigenami, Blackmore Yadnarie , Itoshigefuji and more!

  • Who Are We?

    Lake Wagyu has been involved in the Wagyu industry since 1997 when, even in those early days, we could see the enormous potential for the breed to achieve great advances in the Australian cattle industry as a whole. Indeed, there is every reason to believe that Wagyu genetics will improve the entire world beef herd. Read more about Lake Wagyu

  • Our Credo

    We stand by our original belief that Wagyu seed stock genetics, infused into Australian cattle, will gradually improve the national herd by at least one or two marble scores over time. And given more time, it will inevitably follow that the world herd will just HAVE to improve too!
    Our motto, “If it was easy, everyone would do it!” has been proven correct over and over. Read more about Our Credo

News 2017


December

We took the opportunity recently to visit our fantastic South African agency at Embryo Plus. Our first visit to South Africa, so there was a lot to take in and think about this amazing country. I thought it might be similar to Australia – I thought, heat and dry red country, has to be like us. And it is similar in many ways, but in many other ways it is soooo different. They still have their work cut out politically for a few years yet, but over time the world better watch out, because South Africa is on its way!

And that is also true of the Wagyu industry there, which is so like the Australian industry was say, fifteen years ago. However, hopefully they will not have to face some of those earth-shattering changes that our industry went through over the years. No doubt they will face their own unique challenges, but they have the will, the drive and the people to get them to the other side in good order.

We were blown away by Embryo Plus and the work done there. It was wonderful to finally put faces to the names and voices we have been dealing with for the past decade and to meet with some of the great pioneers who have been buying our seedstock. We visited farms throughout the Transvaal (doesn’t that sound so exotic!?) and even flew down to Capetown to visit (I have to say it) THE most beautiful farm I have ever seen. It was strange to be able to recognise the cattle and identify from which donor or sire the calves had come, so far from home.

The hospitality we were shown was incredible. We don’t have a culture of “guest houses” for visitors in this country – best we seem to be able to do is a bed and breakfast and you’re on your own for dinner! Not so in South Africa. There, nothing but the best … and the food, the hospitality, the amenities: just amazing. We cannot thank them enough.

Please have a look at some photographs that will speak better than I can.

Merry Christmas everyone.


Available Embryos and Semen, May 2017

Collected Oasis Collection Centre, May 2017

DonorSireEmbryosGrade 1Grade 2
Totals70664
Lake Wagyu E8Lake Wagyu C8733
Moyhu H79DSAFJ289588
Oasis J75Lake Wagyu C8777
Moyhu H107Lake Wagyu C8744
Moyhu H138Lake Wagyu C87541
Moyhu H37Lake Wagyu C87431
Lake Wagyu K13Lake Wagyu C8744
Lake Wagyu K8Moyhu F0542222
Lake Wagyu K9Moyhu F05422
Lake Wagyu K5Lake Wagyu C8766
Moyhu H130DSAFJ289555

Collected at Total Livestock Genetics

Collected February 2017

DonorSireEmbryosGrade 1Grade 2
Totals1284
Lake Wagyu L11Longford E24111
Lake Wagyu L5Lake Wagyu C87972
Lake Wagyu L8Longford E241211

Collected May 2017

DonorSireEmbryosGrade 1Grade 2
Totals17
Lake Wagyu L5Lake Wagyu C877
Lake Wagyu L8Lake Wagyu C876
Lake Wagyu L11Lake Wagyu C871
Lake Wagyu M1Lake Wagyu C873

Prices

Embryos
Grade 1 Embryos $700AUD
Grade 2 Embryos $500AUD
Lake Wagyu Female Sexed Embryos (Lake Wagyu C87 sire) $1400AUD

Semen
Lake Wagyu C87 $30AUD
Lake Wagyu C86 $30AUD
Moyhu F054 $30AUD
Lake Wagyu Female Sexed Semen $70AUD
Lake Wagyu Male Sexed Semen $70AUD