Wagyu Breeders of America Membership Application
Wagyu Breeders of America was organized in 2018 for the following purposes:
- To promote transparency and honesty within the breed
- To provide breeders with a registry that works for the best interests of its members
- To vigorously promote wagyu as the elite beef product
DNA Ownership Policy
Members who submit DNA for testing are the sole owners of the sample submitted, as well as the resulting raw data. WBA requires pedigree, DNA profile, and performance data submitted from members to be held on the WBA database and members grant to WBA a perpetual, royalty free right of access to all such data. The genotype generated data from each registered animal will be used in WAGYU BREEDPLAN analyses and will be used by WBA for research and/or publication or dissemination of EBVs on individual animals. At any time a member can request for the release of their raw data.
Types of Membership
A FIRST TIME member is an individual, partnership, corporation or firm that is approved for first time membership.
An RENEWING member is an individual, partnership, corporation or firm that, renews their first time or active membership.
A JUNIOR member is a young man or woman, under the age of 16 years, who may obtain all services of WBA at the same rates as the active members. Animal registrations are limited to no more then five animals.
A CORPORATE member receives all communications that the WBA office provides and is able to utilize advertising services.
Wagyu Breeders of America Animal Registration
Cost is $22 to register each animal. Non-members pay $50 for each animal.