Australian Wagyu producers will have the chance to stake their claim on more than $10,000 in prize money, with the RNA today launching the new 2016/2017 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge – the only competition of its kind in the country.
The inaugural 330 day competition is calling on Wagyu producers from across the country, with entries open to Wagyu and Wagyu-cross cattle (minimum 50% Wagyu blood).
This new breed specific competition will form part of next year’s prestigious RNA Paddock to Palate Competition, presented by Mort & Co.
This exciting new competition is proudly supported by the Australian Wagyu Association and Mort & Co.
Similar to the current Paddock to Palate Competition, the Wagyu Challenge is four phased, comprising best aggregate weight gain (over 330 days); a carcass competition; carcass value and will finish in a beef taste off – a palate competition where a portion of striploin is cooked and judged. The winners will be announced in 2017.
Each exhibitor will be limited to entering two pens, with each pen comprising seven steers, with the best six judged.
Nominations, which open today, will be capped at 259 animals (37 pens) and exhibitors are encouraged to get their entries in long before the Friday 27 May, 2016 nomination closure date to avoid disappointment.
Class 39 – Feedlot Competition
Friday 27 May 2016
Delivery of animals to Mort & Co Grassdale Feedlot
Friday 8 July 2016
Commencement of feedlot competition
Friday 29 July 2016
Feedlot competition concludes – final weighing
Monday 12 June 2017
Feedlot winners announced at Dalby lunch
Sunday 18 June 2017
Processing of Cattle
Friday 23 June 2017
Presentation of Awards, RNA Showgrounds (Ekka)
Friday, 11 August 2017
Don’t miss your chance to exhibit! Want more information?
For further queries contact either:
RNA, Competition and Events Coordinator
Ph: (07) 3253 3921
Mort & Co, Private Client Manager
Ph: 07 4639 6049