Wagyu heifer tops elite sale at $130,000

11 April 2024
Mayura T1474A (ET) was sold for $130,000 at the Elite Wagyu Sale this week. Pic: Supplied
An article by  Natasha Lobban

A standout heifer went under the hammer for $130,000 at the 2024 Elite Wagyu Sale on Thursday. 

It was the top price achieved at the auction, which was marketed as featuring the very best genetics in the Wagyu breed, and held during the Australian Wagyu Association’s WagyuEdge conference at Cairns. 

Mayura T1474A (ET) was bred and sold by the de Bruin family of Mayura Station, Millicent, SA. 

She was purchased by Santos Patronos Ranch in Seguin, Texas, owned by the Thomas family. 

Mayura T1474A (ET) was sired by Mayura Quantum and sits in the top 1% for MS and SRI and top 5% for EMA. 


Watch the hammer come down on the top-priced sale at the Elite Wagyu Sale.

The top-priced bull was Door Key U012 (AI) (ET), which sold for $50,000, from Door Key Wagyu of Guyra, NSW.

The auction, which was interfaced on AuctionsPlus, averaged $15,655/head, and had a clearance rate of 77% across 71 lots. 

The online catalogue was viewed 4,770 times with 14 lots sold online to top at $32,000. 

There were 583 logins to the online bidding platform during the sale, with 31 active online bidders, who made 56 online 161 bids across 56 lots. 

Successful online bidders came from Victoria, NSW and Queensland.  

The sale agents were Ray White Rural Dalby. 


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