Entries are now open for the RNA’s Paddock to Palate Competition, with $40,000 in prize money up for grabs. There are two classes, a 100 day export class and 70 day trade class and the competition is three phased comprising best aggregate weight gain; a carcass competition; and an MSA eating quality competition.
New to the competition in 2019 is a new HGP (Hormone Growth Promotant) free export class, following recent industry trends. Entry weights into Classes 37 & 38 have also increased, from 420kg to 460kg for Class 37 and 380kg to 400kg for Class 38.
Top Image: 2018 Paddock to Palate EKKA – RNA president David Thomas, Steve Groom, JBS with David Crombie, Class 38 overall winner, Trade Class 70 day with Angus cross steers.