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Paddock to Palate Competition presented by Mort & Co

Paddock to Palate Competition presented by Mort & Co

Australian beef producers have the chance to ‘steak’ their claim on almost $60,000 in prize money, by entering the RNA’s Paddock to Palate Competition presented by Mort & Co and 2018/19 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge.

The Paddock to Palate Competition (classes 37 & 38) is tipping the scales with $46,000 in prize money, making it the nation’s richest beef competition of its kind.While Australian Wagyu producers will also cash in, with $10,000 in prize money up for grabs in the 2018/19 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge (class 39).

The competitions have been recognised internationally, recently taking out best ‘agricultural exhibitor event, award, participation incentive or retention program’ at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Awards, which represents more than 1,100 fairs around the world.

Ekka TV covered the 2017 Paddock to Palate Competition. See the highlights below. 

See more competition details and key dates below. 

Classes 37 & 38 - Paddock to Palate 70 & 100 Day Feedlot

Classes 37 & 38 - Paddock to Palate 70 & 100 Day Feedlot

With $46,000 in prize money on offer, the RNA’s 21 year old Paddock to Palate Competition is the nation’s richest beef competition of its kind.

It's a three phased competition comprising best aggregate weight gain over 100 days (70 days for trade); a carcass competition and an MSA eating quality competition.

KEY DATES 

Class 37 - 100 day Feedlot 

  • Nominations close
    Friday 19 January 2018 
  • Delivery of animals to Mort & Co Grassdale Feedlot
    Monday 26 February 2018
  • Commencement of feedlot competition
    Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • Feedlot competition concludes - final weighing
    Thursday 14 June 2018
  • Processing of Cattle
    Wednesday 20 June 2018

 

Class 38 - 70 day Feedlot 

  • Nominations close
    Friday 2 February 2018
  • Delivery of animals to Mort & Co Grassdale Feedlot
    Monday 26 March 2018
  • Commencement of feedlot competition
    Friday 6 April 2018
  • Feedlot competition concludes - final weighing
    Friday 15 June 2018
  • Processing of Cattle
    Thursday 21 June 2018

 

Classes 37 & 38 - Awards Presentation Information 

  • Feedlot winners announced at Dalby lunch
    Tuesday 19 June 2018
  • Presentation of Awards, Brisbane Showgrounds
    Friday 10 August 2018

Please download the below schedule for more information.

ENTRIES CLOSE:

Friday 19 January 2018 at 5.00PM

Class 39 - 2018/19 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge

Class 39 - 2018/19 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge

The 2018/19 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge offers $10,000 in prize money and is the only competition of its kind in the country.

The 370 day competition is open to Wagyu and Wagyu-cross cattle (minimum 50% Wagyu blood) and is four phased comprising best aggregate weight gain; a carcass competition; carcass value and finishing in a beef taste off.

KEY DATES 

  • Nominations close
    Friday 20 April 2018 
  • Delivery of animals to Mort & Co Grassdale Feedlot
    Thursday 17 May 2018 
  • Commencement of feedlot competition
    Thursday 7 June 2018 
  • Feedlot competition concludes - final weighing
    Monday 10 June 2019 
  • Processing of Cattle
    Friday 21 June 2019 
     
  • Beef Taste Off 
    Monday 22 July 2019  

Please download the below schedule for more information.

ENTRIES CLOSE:

Friday 20 April 2018 at 5.00PM

Past Results, Sponsors & Contact

Past Results, Sponsors & Contact

2017 PADDOCK TO PALATE RESULT CATALOGUES
Field Day - Weight Gain Results Classes 37, 38 & 39
Results Catalogue - Classes 37 and 38
Results Catalogue - Class 39

2016 PADDOCK TO PALATE RESULT CATALOGUES  
2016 Paddock to Palate Field Day Results Catalogue
2016 Paddock to Palate Results Catalogue

 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors who have contributed towards the Paddock to Palate Competition and Wagyu Challenge: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For specific competition related enquiries please contact:

Andrew O'Hara 
Competition & Events Coordinator 
Phone:  07 3253 3900
Email:  entries@royalqueenslandshow.com.au

ENTRIES CLOSE:

Friday 19 January 2018 at 5.00PM