Ekka Media Kit 2023

The class will be held on Monday 14 August in the Main Arena at 4pm. Meanwhile more than 15 breeds of horses from huge Clydesdales to small Shetland Ponies will be showcased over seven days of judging (Monday 14 to Sunday 20 August) in the Horse Competition. There are two new children’s competition classes this year - Child's Show Pony Galloway & Hack and Child's Show Hunter Galloway & Hack. There is also a new class called Senior and Junior, which will see pairs of people enter from mentors and students to siblings and grandparents and grandchildren. Thoroughbred and Standardbred Day will be held on Monday 14 August. It’s a race day style event where the two versatile racing breeds will compete for the sought-after Champion of their Breed Title. The Fashions on the Field Competition presented by Brisbane Racing Club is also held on this day, with entrants wearing their most stylish formal spring season race wear. There are plenty of prizes to be won for best dressed and best headwear across the nine competition classes (more information on page 61). For more horse competition judging highlights head to page 22. Ian Ferguson (Ring Master and Councillor in charge) T 0410 319 449 P PADDOCK TO PALATE n RNA Paddock to Palate Competition presented by JBS Australia n Wagyu Challenge presented by JBS Australia The Paddock to Palate competitions give Australian beef producers the

chance to collect valuable data to benchmark their cattle and boost their business. The competition is in its 26th year and offers almost $55,000 in prize money. Paddock to Palate is three phased comprising 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. In total, more than 889 head of cattle have been entered, with the competitions judged prior to the Ekka and the overall winners announced at the Paddock to Palate and Beef Industry Dinner presented by JBS Australia in the Channel 7 Pavilion on Thursday 10 August at 6pm. Gary Noller (RNA Councillor in Charge) T 0408 700 949 PISCICULTURE Ag Education Hall The Pisciculture Competition features a diverse variety of breeds including common goldfish, cichlids, exotic tropical and freshwater fish, as well as crustaceans, amphibians and even aquatic plants. Judging will take place on Thursday 10 August from 2pm, with the entries then displayed in the Ag Education Hall over the nine days of Show. There is also a Nano Tank competition class, where exhibitors design and construct their entry live at the Show. Judging takes place on Saturday 12 August at 3pm. Don Chandler (RNA Councillor in Charge) T 0407 110 320

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