The RNA Beef Committee would like to provide you with an important update on the 2023 Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) Stud and Prime Beef competitions.

Following feedback from beef cattle exhibitors, Stud Beef Competition judging will now take place on the Friday and Saturday (11 and 12 August) of Ekka Beef Week, instead of the Thursday and Friday.

This change will ensure one day of judging (Saturday 12 August) falls within the official Ekka dates when gates are open to the public, to better showcase the competition.

The change will also allow Prime Beef Competition judging to once again take place during Ekka Beef Week, being held on Thursday 10 August at Silverdale Saleyards. In 2022, judging took place in early July at Silverdale. This change is also in response to exhibitor feedback. 

Please note, there are no changes to the Led Steer Competition. Led Steer School Paraders with be held on Monday 7 August, the Junior Led Steer competitions will take place on Tuesday 8 August and the Open Led Steer Competition and Sale will be held on Wednesday 9 August.