Paddock to Palate Competition

RNA Paddock to Palate Competition presented by JBS Australia

Although the 2020 Ekka was cancelled due to COVID-19 planning is now underway for the 2021 show. 

Competition Overview 

The Paddock to Palate Competition presented by JBS Australia gives beef producers the chance to prove the commercial relevance of their cattle. 

Now in its 24th year, Australia's richest beef supply chain competition offers more than $54,000 in prize money and the invaluable chance for producers to benchmark their cattle. 

This three-phased competition comprises of best aggregate weight gain; carcass; and MSA eating quality. While the Wagyu Challenge is four-phased finishing in a beef taste-off judged by some of Queensland's top chefs.

Important Dates
15 January 2021
Entries close
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05 March 2021
Delivery of animals - classes 37 & 40
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06 April 2021
Delivery of animals - class 38
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19 April 2021
Delivery of animals - class 39
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16 June 2021
Final weighing day - class 37
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17 June 2021
Final weighing day - class 38 & 40
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22 June 2021
Field Day at Beef City - class 37, 38 & 40
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04 August 2021
Awards presentation - class 37, 38 & 40
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16 June 2022
Final weighing day - Class 39
Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Kirsten Hardy
Email: khardy@royalqueenslandshow.com.au
RNA Reception: 07 3253 3900