The final programme is now available for the Wagyu Breeders Association’s “UK Wagyu Revolution Conference” to be held at Quarry House, Cattle Hill, Warter, E Yorks, YO42 1XG on Monday 27th June. RSVP by 20th June by emailing or for further information, please contact Richard Saunders on 07901-768904. Free to WBA Members; non-Members £10, Students £8 payable on the day.

Keynote Speaker is Graham Truscott, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Wagyu Association. Please join us for a day to discover how the Wagyu Breeders Association in Britain & Ireland is tapping into the huge success of Wagyu in Australia and to share best practice of the fastest-growing cattle breed in the world. Please find full details below together with accommodation option.

Conference Programme

Monday 27th June

Morning Session

09:30-9:45 -- Registration with refreshments on arrival

09:45-10:00 -- Introduction & Welcome by Mike Tucker, WBA Chairman

10:00-10:45 -- Global Wagyu Situation by Graham Truscott, AWA CEO

Japanese background

Wagyu cattle export from Japan through USA to Australia and internationally

The success of Wagyu in Australia – it’s all about the eating quality

Australian Wagyu production systems

Genetic improvement

Carcase assessment and analysis

Global genetic analysis

AWA/WBA Management Services Agreement – Spain and the EU hub

Membership of AWA through WBA

Animal registration through TL Biolabs Interface

Future opportunities and benefits for WBA, UK and EU (quality, premium and brand backed up by WBA Interface/DNA/tagging system)

10:45-11:00 -- Q&A (including reflections on his recent visit to Australia by Jim Bloom Snr)

11:00-11:15 – The UK Perspective by WBA Board Member Jonathan Shepherd from Yorkshire Wagyu. The background to Wagyu in the UK, the creation of the WBA and its industry-leading online Interface   

11:15-11:30 -- Morning tea/coffee break

11:30-12:15 -- Making the Switch from Hereford to Wagyu by AWA Board Member and Treasurer, Steve Binnie (includes questions)

12:15-12:25 -- Q&A with Panel

12:25-12:30 -- Summary of Morning Session by Mike Tucker 

12:30-1:30 -- Lunch from Yorkshire Wagyu trailer

Afternoon Session

1:30-2:00 -- Tagging Demonstration by Jono Cooper, Yorkshire Wagyu Vet & Richard Saunders, WBA Company Secretary. Benefit of registering Full Blood and commercial cattle through the WBA Interface highlighting the joined-up approach of the system

2:00-2:45 -- Wagyu, the Technical Breed by Graham Truscott & Steve Binnie

Wagyu Content Test & Wagyu Content Register

Performance recording

Carcase evaluation including AUSMEAT grading

Health benefits of eating Wagyu – Dr Steve Smith’s research findings

Educating UK Abattoirs and the Public on taste and healthy eating

2:45-3:00 -- Q&A

3:00-4:30 -- Farm Walk with Yorkshire Wagyu staff

6:30 for 7:00 -- Optional Supper (at cost; venue tbc) & Open Discussion

Tuesday 28th June

9:00-11:00 – Optional additional Farm Walk at Yorkshire Wagyu for those interested in a more detailed visit to the fattening yards and breeding pens (please note, this is subject to confirmation and depending on numbers


We have booked a number of rooms at a specially discounted rate at the nearby KP Golf Club for those wishing to stay Sunday and/or Monday night. All rooms are doubles/twins with the price below based on single occupancy (£8.50 extra for double occupancy). If you would like to stay overnight and benefit from the discounted rate, please email Natasha Bloom ( and specify single, double/twin and which night(s). Bills are to be settled on departure and rooms are limited in number so please get in touch ASAP and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please do not contact the hotel direct

Standard rooms B&B £65

Superior rooms B&B £75

Suite (hot tub) B&B £119

The KP

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