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SYNERGY WAGYU & PLATINUM BEEF PRESENT:

20/20 vision wagyu
international conference & sale

saturday, march 28, 2020

Springhill Suites • Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

Event Location: Springhill Suites by Marriott, 2315 North Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76164

This event was planned with the goal of bringing a global perspective to the Wagyu breeders in the US. Many American breeders are realizing how aggressive and progressive Australian Wagyu breeders have become in recent years in regards to genetics, feeding, and marketing. For numerous reasons most American breeders do not have the opportunity to travel to Australia to learn about the industry, therefore we decided to bring the Australian industry to the US via several knowledgeable industry persons. In addition, we have included Akaushi (red) and Wagyu-influenced programs based here in the US. We hope the event will be an educational experience representative of the many opportunities within the Wagyu industry.

SYNERGY WAGYU & PLATINUM BEEF PRESENT:

20/20 wagyu vision
international conference & sale

SATURDAY
MARCH 28, 2020

SPRINGHILL SUITES
HISTORIC FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS

Event Location: Springhill Suites by Marriott
2315 North Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas

This event was planned with the goal of bringing a global perspective to the Wagyu breeders in the US. Many American breeders are realizing how aggressive and progressive Australian Wagyu breeders have become in recent years in regards to genetics, feeding, and marketing. For numerous reasons most American breeders do not have the opportunity to travel to Australia to learn about the industry, therefore we decided to bring the Australian industry to the US via several knowledgeable industry persons. In addition, we have included Akaushi (red) and Wagyu-influenced programs based here in the US. We hope the event will be an educational experience representative of the many opportunities within the Wagyu industry.

Featuring Industry Leading Speakers
Macquarie Wagyu Logo

ANTHONY WINTER
Manager, Macquarie Wagyu 

A cropping, breeding, and feedlotting operation in Queensland, Australia. Macquarie runs about a 700 head Fullblood cow herd with backgrounding capacity and a 2,900 head feedlot capacity. The feedlot feeds Fullbloods for 500 days and 400 days for F1s. Macquarie Wagyu is a world leader in Wagyu breeding stock, having bred high ranking sires such as Macquarie Prelude M0495, Macquarie Wagyu C1176, and Macquarie Wagyu Y408. 

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NICK HAMMETT
Marketing Manager, Circle A Angus Ranch

Circle A Angus is a 7,000 head Angus herd in Missouri. Circle A has been using Wagyu genetics from top carcass traits proven Wagyu sires for 10 yrs now to increase overall profitability. Reaching 70 – 80% Prime on 1/4th blood steers, while also taking them to heavier weights with better yield. Circle A estimates they are making $300 more on Wagyu cross steers. Circle A has thousands of head worth of carcass data and are confident that the system has the potential to add real value for commercial cattlemen. 

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STEVE MARTIN
General Manager of Operations, Kerwee Feedlot

Located in Australia, Kerwee has a 20,000 head capacity, with 15,000 Wagyu content animals. Kerwee feeds cattle for 400 days and markets into their own branded beef line Stockyard Beef. Stockyard Beef recently won the Wagyu content/percentage category in the Triple Crown Steak challenge at Purdue University. Steve continues to make efforts to share data and develop value-based marketing options by using Feed Efficiency testing and the Wagyu Sire Progeny Test Program. Steve has run the Australian Wagyu Association’s Wagyu Sire Progeny Test Program at Kerwee Feedlot. 

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CHARLIE PERRY
Owner, Trent Bridge Wagyu Stud

Trent Bridge is a family owned and operated Fullblood and F1 Wagyu operation in New South Wales, Australia. Trent Bridge runs approximately 300 Fullblood cows and 300 Angus cows. They target the F1 market, selling approximately 60 Fullblood bulls for F1 production each year. In addition, they use their top Fullblood sires on their commercial Angus herd for F1 production, selling the resulting calves at approximately 330 kg after weaning to JBS who feeds them for 400 days and slaughters them. Trent Bridge has become a leading breeding stock producer having bred and sold Trent Bridge K0034 the second-highest selling animal in the 2019 Elite Wagyu Sale at $200,000. 

Heartbrand Beef Logo

JOJO CARRALES
Vice President, HeartBrand Beef

HeartBrand Beef is a Texas based operation structured around the Akaushi or Red Wagyu breed of cattle. They focus on utilizing Akaushi genetics to produce a consistent, high quality and marbled beef product. Akaushi genetics have allowed HeartBrand to achieve 95% Choice or Prime on their F1 cattle. HeartBrand markets approximately 350 Akaushi bulls each year to commercial cattleman.

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LOREN & MITCHELL RUTH
Owners, Synergy Wagyu

Synergy is a two generation family business that maintains a herd of fullblood Wagyu in the United States (Pennsylvania) and has satellite herds in South Africa and Australia. Synergy is focused on breeding elite Wagyu genetics from superior maternal lines and high genetic merit sires. Synergy utilizes their extensive experience breeding dairy cattle to breed superior Wagyu beef. 

International Elite Sale

This sale aims to assemble a truly international offering of elite Wagyu genetics from around the globe, bringing top Australian and American Wagyu genetics together in a single catalog. The focus of the sale is high genetic merit animals including both proven and genomic sires and donors. We are excited to be working with breed leading consigners from all over the world to put this catalog together. Some highlights of the catalog will include live progeny of Sumo Cattle Co Michifuku F154, Sumo Cattle Co Michifuku F126, Macquarie Prelude M0495, Ginjo Marblemax Hiranami B901, TF 148, Sanjirou, Michifuku and more. The sale will include genetics from breed leading maternal lines including Suzutani, Hikokura, Chiyotake, Yuriko, and Hatsuhi!! There will be frozen genetics from leading Australian herds and other live genetics from top American breeders.

international
elite sale

This sale aims to assemble a truly international offering of elite Wagyu genetics from around the globe, bringing top Australian and American Wagyu genetics together in a single catalog. The focus of the sale is high genetic merit animals including both proven and genomic sires and donors. We are excited to be working with breed leading consigners from all over the world to put this catalog together. Some highlights of the catalog will include live progeny of Sumo Cattle Co Michifuku F154, Sumo Cattle Co Michifuku F126, Macquarie Prelude M0495, Ginjo Marblemax Hiranami B901, TF 148, Sanjirou, Michifuku and more. The sale will include genetics from breed leading maternal lines including Suzutani, Hikokura, Chiyotake, Yuriko, and Hatsuhi!! There will be frozen genetics from leading Australian herds and other live genetics from top American breeders.

Conference & Sale Hosts
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Platinum Beef Logo
20/20 Wagyu Vision Sale Promotion

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Conference Registration
REGISTRATION FEE: $125/Person
Refundable upon making purchase in the sale.

Registration Fee Includes Lunch & Dinner.

Please enter your reservation details below, and a W365 team member will be in touch with you to confirm credit card payment.

Conference & Sale Hosts
synergy-wagyu-logo
Platinum Beef Logo
20/20 Wagyu Vision Sale Promotion

Click to View Sale Promotion Larger

Conference Registration
REGISTRATION FEE: $125/Person
Refundable upon making purchase in the sale.

Registration Fee Includes Lunch & Dinner.

Please enter your reservation details below, and a W365 team member will be in touch with you to confirm credit card payment.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

5:00 pm

Social and Wagyu gathering at the Spring Hill Suites

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

9:00 am

Welcome and introduction: Loren Ruth, A Global Wagyu Prospective

9:30 am

 Charlie Perry, Trent Bridge Wagyu Stud: The Trent Bridge F1 and Fullblood Experience 

10:15 am

 JoJo Carrales, HeartBrand Beef: Delivering a brand promise 

11:00 am

 Nick Hamett, Circle A Angus: Wagyu in the Circle A program 

11:45 am

 Loren Ruth, Synergy Wagyu: Using Maternal Lines & Genetics to Manage Risk 

1:00 pm

 Lunch Break, featuring Wagyu Beef from the consignors 

2:00 pm

 Stephen Martin, Kerwee Feedlot: The Kerwee Wagyu Perspective/ Managing Wagyu on Feed 

3:00 pm

 Anthony Winter, Macquarie Wagyu: The Macquarie Wagyu Program 

3:45 pm

 Mitchell Ruth IWB/Synergy Wagyu: Strategies for Utilizing EBVs, Genomics, and Data in Your Breeding Program 

4:15 pm

 Wagyu Panel: Q & A with the Wagyu Industry Presenters 

4:45 pm

 Closing Address/ Wrap up: Loren Ruth 

5:00 pm

 Dinner/hors d’oeuvres, featuring Wagyu Beef from the consignors 

6:00 pm

INTERNATIONAL ELITE WAGYU SALE