How the Wagyu beef partnership works
Wagyu-cross beef is in high demand internationally. Our partnership with First Light Wagyu gives dairy farmers an additional source of income while providing First Light with a source of crossbred animals to raise for meat.
We collect semen from bulls provided by First Light Wagyu, New Zealand’s leading producer of Wagyu beef.
We sell the frozen straws and enter into a contract to buy your Wagyu-cross calves for a guaranteed price
The calves are raised by professional calf rearers until they weigh 90kg. We then send them to First Light’s finishing farms to be raised for meat. We send the calves reared to 90kg on-farm straight to the finishing farms.
Easy calving for the bottom of your herd
Wagyu are known for their ease of calving, making Wagyu bulls a good choice to get the bottom 15% to 20% of your herd in-calf early in the mating season — fewer calving hassles and progeny you can sell for up to $550 (GST excl.).