Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle

Meet a bull

Beefing up the Ekka is Australia’s largest annual cattle Competition.

We 'herd' that at the very first show in 1876, there were just three breeds of beef cattle on display - Durham, Hereford and Devon.

You’ll see 30 breeds and over 1,300 head of cattle, as they compete in the stud beef and led steer competitions.

It truly is a sight to see – nowhere else will you find this many cattle so close to a city’s CBD. Our Stud Beef Competition alone is the largest showing of stud beef in the Southern hemisphere!

Highlights include the Parade of Livestock featuring hundreds of big beasts, Parade of Champions and crowning of the Grand Champion bull.

Moo-ve on over to the Main Arena to see these gentle giants.

Full Competition Details

Location: Main Arena (K-8) and Silverdale Sale Yards