In a true display of bringing the country to the city, more than 1,100 head of stud beef cattle will descend on the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), the largest showing of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
The animals on show at the Ekka each year are a showcase of some of the best genetics in the world, all in the one location in the heart of Brisbane.
The Stud Beef Cattle judging started in 1876 and is the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of Stud Beef in Australia. Stud beef includes several competition categories including, paraders, herdsmen's, champion of champions, young judges and more.
A highlight of the Beef Cattle judging is the Stud Beef Champion of Champions Show where the best beast of show is crowned.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR EXHIBITORS
- All Queenslanders have a ‘general biosecurity obligation‘ (GBO) under Queensland’s Biosecurity Act 2014. Not complying with the GBO is an offence.
- Exhibitors require a National Vendor Declaration (Cattle) and Waybill, or movement Record Document, and a National Health Declaration Form (Version 18/10/17)
- All stock entering the Brisbane Showgrounds must meet national Bovine Johnes requirements. All exhibitors must have a JBAS 6 or above to enter the Showgrounds. Exhibitors must advise their Johnes Disease status at the time of entry. To achieve a JBAS 6, property owners must have a property biosecurity plan which can be found on the LBN website or the Animal Health Australia website.
- The Brisbane Showgrounds is a CATTLE TICK FREE ZONE. Only Cattle tick free stock will be allowed entry to the ground. A biosecurity certificate, issued by an accredited certifier will be required to accompany dairy cattle movement across the cattle tick line from a cattle tick infested zone onto the showgrounds.