Wagyu Association honours Lock Rogers

It was the most special moment for all of the Rogers family who were there to celebrate this significant milestone with Lock. Pictured left to right: Henry MacDougall, Eliza Rogers, Georgie Rogers, Jess MacDougall, Lock Rogers jnr, Mick Bavea and Lock R
03rd May 2023

Guyra grazier Lock Rogers has been inducted into the Australian Wagyu Hall of Fame, in recognition of his contribution to the breed. He received the honour at the Australian Wagyu Association annual conference which was held in Sydney on April 21st to 22nd.
Lock is the eighth member to be inducted into the Australian Wagyu Hall of Fame. Fellow Guyra Wagyu breeder and current President of the Australian Wagyu Association, Charlie Perry said that Lock has had a strong influence on the growth of the breed in Australia.
“Lock is one of the most loved members of our Wagyu community and the broader beef industry,” Charlie said.
“He began his Wagyu journey nearly 30 years ago when he entered the F1 angus/wagyu market, and started artificially inseminating angus heifers to wagyu on a buy back scheme.
“In 1998 Lock bought his first fullblood heifer and four fullblood bulls. Today, he sells 100 bulls a year across Australia, from Tasmania to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
“In the last three decades,
Lock has introduced countless people to F1 wagyu, and has
had huge influence on its growth in the New England and is a
mentor to countless operators in the industry.
“Perhaps what made Lock so successful as an F1 producer is his deep understanding of the importance of the female genetics.
“In addition to his work as a wagyu breeder, Lock is perhaps more famous in the Angus world, where he built one of the leading Angus herds in the country.”

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