Who We Are
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. (But we’re not given to big claims!)
Our company, Lake Wagyu, began in 1997 with a successful Wagyu F1 (first cross) herd, selling weaner steers for live export to Japan. We developed an interest in full blood cattle production and soon had a small herd of very good Wagyu full blood heifers and some bulls. In 2004 we ceased F1 production and began to concentrate on creating a full blood donor herd with the best possible available genetics. Through embryo transfer we soon had a good sized herd of excellent donor heifers. We had formed a strong relationship with several very experienced cattle producers such as Peter Falls of Malton Shorthorns, Sharon Groves of Oasis Genetics, David Morris of Bass Valley Embryos, Dominic Bayard of Global Genetic Solutions and a network of Angus cattle producers, including Geoff Sherman of Bundi in Western Victoria.
By 2010 we were in partnership with many dedicated cattle breeders all over Victoria and NSW, 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.
Specifically, our buyers include breeders of Wagyu F1 steers and heifers for the live trade, those who grow for the feedlot market and indeed, the feedlots themselves. We provide Wagyu embryos and semen for producers new to the Wagyu market who wish to establish their own full blood herds both in Australia and overseas. Export markets include many Eu countries, Canada, United States, South Africa, South America as well as the Philippines and Indonesia. That’s just about every continent except Antarctica! We provide a pool of readily available seedstock at very competitive prices, together with information and assistance to those unfamiliar with the Wagyu industry.
Of course, we also have a Secret – and it is the application of that secret that has stood us in such great stead. See the “Secrets of Our Success” page to find out why our herd and profits are so abundant…