Wagyu beef partnership

Add value to your non-replacement calves by using semen from First Light Wagyu bulls to produce Wagyu-cross calves.

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.).

Wagyu-cross calf prices (2020-borns): First Light contract

Spring calving

Autumn calving

Type of calf: 2020-borns, fully reared, male or female, at least 90kg liveweight

Spring calving $515 (+ $2 per kg above 90kg)

Autumn calving $565 (+$2 per kg above 90kg)

Type of calf: 2020-borns, partially reared, male or female, 10 to 30 days old

Spring calving $160 (+$7 per kg above 35kg)

Autumn calving $200 (+$7 per kg above 35kg)

Farmers who re-sign the contract for a second consecutive season receive an additional (re-sign bonus) payment of $40 per AI calf on top of the purchase price.

Farmers who re-sign the contract for a third (or more) consecutive season receive an additional (re-sign bonus) payment of $50 per AI calf on top of the purchase price.

*Conditions apply including minimum insemination of 10% of herd size or 40 straws; which ever is greater.

2019-born calves (i.e. contracts already in-place): 2019 calf prices apply

All prices are GST exclusive.

Wagyu semen price - First Light contract

$16.85 per straw (GST excl.)

For a non-contract Wagyu option, see this year's Alpha catalogue, published April 2019.

Order Wagyu semen

Produce Wagyu-cross calves you can sell for a guaranteed price.

Contact your LIC rep

Contact your LIC rep or call our Wagyu office on 0800 793 793 to order the semen.

Order Wagyu semen

Produce Wagyu-cross calves you can sell for a guaranteed price.

Contact your LIC rep

Contact your LIC rep or call our Wagyu office on 0800 793 793 to order the semen.