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2018 General Meeting of Members & The 9th Annual “Steaks Are High” Wagyu Sale In Salado, Texas

2018 General Meeting Of Members & The 9th Annual “Steaks Are High” Wagyu Sale In Salado, Texas

The 2018 Annual General Meeting & 9th Annual Steaks Are High Wagyu sale is around the corner!  Make plans to attend this outstanding annual event, which has become a “not to be missed” Wagyu producer social and networking event in conjunction with the longest-running Wagyu sale in the United States.  This is an opportunity to mingle and network with top Wagyiu producers from around the United States and particularly from Texas, to receive an update on the past year’s TWA events and activities, and for TWA members, to participate in electing three new TWA board members as well as participate as a member in the future direction of the TWA.

This year’s event is shaping up to be the largest and best ever!  Viewing of the live animal sale online, as well as online worldwide bidding will be available at:

This year the non-live animal sale items (donor cow flushes and frozen genetics) will be sold via a separate online sale that will commence on 9/14/2018 and begin closing at 6:00 P.M. on 4/20/2018, the day prior to the live animal sale.  To register for and bid on items in the separate “frozen genetics” online sale, go to:

The sale catalog for the 9th Annual “Steaks Are High” Wagyu sale can be viewed and downloaded at this link:  TWA 9th annual Steaks Are High Sale – 2018 sale catalog

POST-SALE UPDATE:  For sale price results for each individual sale lot CLICK HERE.

This year we have three directors rotating off of the TWA board of directors.  So be thinking about “throwing your hat in the ring” to run for election to the  TWA board of directors or nominating another TWA member that you believe would be both willing and able to contribute to helping the TWA execute its mission of promoting the Wagyu breed.

And we need donations of items for the annual “Cowboy Social” fun auction, held during dinner following the TWA Annual Meeting Of Members, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the TWA! Contact TWA director Jeri Tulley via email at with donations for this important benefit auction.

The TWA has secured hotel room discounts at two hotels near the event:

Holiday Inn Temple-Belton

(254) 778-5511


Ask for the TWA block.

Reserve by April 6th.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice

Hotel website:

TWA Rate Direct Booking Link:  Texas Waygu Association

Holiday Inn Express Salado

(254) 947-4004

On Wednesday and Thursday nights, it is $89/K and $99/2Q. On Friday, the rate is $109/K and $119/2Q.

Reserve by April 1

Must cancel by April 4 or be charged in full

See the event schedule below, as well as in the attached printable PDF file, for the two-day event to be held Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.

2018 Annual General Meeting of Members Of The Texas Wagyu Association


9th Annual Steaks Are High Wagyu Sale



12:00 pm Wagyu Burger Lunch

1:00 pm Understanding EPDs and Gain Testing

Dr. Larry Benyshek – Basics of EPDs

Bubba Kay – TWA Elite Wagyu Performance Test

2:00 pm Beef Supply Chain Panel

6 Person Panel: 4 Panel Members to cover beef supply chain, Vertically Integrated Operator from Commercial Feeders to Distribution – Mr. Arthur Wagner from Preffered Beef Group, Vertically Integrated Operator from Breed Stock Producer through Feed Yard – Jim Skartvet with A to Z Feeders, Meat Processing – Dr. Dustin Dean with Dean and Peeler Meatworks Vertically Integrated Operator from Commercial Feeders to Distribution – Tami Tibben with Imperial Wagyu Beef, 2 Fullblood Breeders, Ranch to Plate Producer – Arturo Mateos Bay with Marble Ranch, Breed Stock Producer –Dr. Jerry Reeves with Bar R Cattle Company

3:30 pm TWA Carcass Competition – Aaron Startz

4:00 pm Texas Wagyu Association General Meeting

-State of the Union – Tim Conrad, 2017 GM Minutes – Aaron Startz, Financials – Aaron Startz, Nominations and Board Elections

5:00 pm Fun Auction

6:00 pm Cowboy Social – Wagyu Fajita Dinner


8:00 am Sale Cattle Available for Viewing

9:00 am AWA Executive Director George Owen, AWA

– CAR Complete Animal Reporting

11:00 am Wagyu Brisket Lunch

12:30 pm TWA “The Steaks are High” Sale

To view the schedule of events color brochure, CLICK HERE



The Texas Wagyu Association works to grow awareness of Wagyu and provide its members with valuable contacts and resources. Join the association and enjoy the incredible growth as we continue to raise awareness about the best-tasting, most tender beef!

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