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The Prime Cattle Section will not be held in 2024


Chief Steward: Daniel Meacham   P: 0417459 953 

Entries close Friday 10th March 2023. Send entries to: Oakey A., P. & R. Society Inc., PO Box 91, Oakey 4401

or Email:

Entry Fee: Classes 524 & 526 - $15 per head or $30 per pen of 3

                 Classes 525, 527 & 528 - $10 per head or $20 per pen of 3

Cattle to be delivered to Oakey Showgrounds between 1pm - 3pm Friday 17th March. All cattle must arrive before 3pm on Friday.

Class winners are required to hold cattle at Showgrounds until 2.30pm on Saturday 18th March for Prime Cattle Exhibit.

Prime Cattle Judging will commence at 4pm Friday 17th March.


                         Class 524 Butcher Steer & Heifer

                         Class 525 Feeder Steer & Heifer

                         Class 526 "Natures Fresh" Grass Fed Steer & Heifer

                         Class 527 Weaner Steer & Heifer

                         Class 528 Export Cow

                         Cream of the Crop (Class 525, 527 & 528)

                         Reserve Champion (Class 524 & 526)

                         Grand Champion (Class 524 & 526)

                               Prizes consist of Cash, Gift Vouchers and Trophies

                               Minimum Prizes to the value of:

                              Single Classes:

                              1st      $40

                              2nd    $25

                              3rd     $15

                              Grand Champion       $400

                              Reserve Champion   $200

                              Cream of the Crop     $150




 Terms and Conditions


   No stud cattle eligible for entry.


  • No Cattle will be allowed entry to the Oakey Showgrounds unless accompanied by a fully completed National Vendor

       Declaration and Waybill and fitted with approved NLIS device for all cattle

  • Cattle are entered at owners’ risk and every care will be taken with the exhibits – however the organizing committee / Agents will not be responsible for any damage, accident, loss, or death. Stewards may use their discretion and refuse any Entry.

  • Each Exhibitor should specify on their entry form the number of permanent teeth erupted on each beast nominated by them.

  • All cattle entered will be Mouthed and weighed upon arrival

  • All cattle to be dehorned or polled – scurs are to be no longer than 20mm (3/4 inch) – any longer will be deemed non-competitive.

       No freshly dehorned cattle accepted.

  • Cattle Entered are to be a Maximum TBC (Tropical Breed Content) of 51% e.g., Braford (No Dairy Breeds)

  • Any animal deemed to be dangerous or not of Show Standard will be rejected and Stewards retain the right to transfer any entry to correct weight class if necessary.

  • Where there are insufficient entries in a class, the stewards reserve the right to transfer the entry to the next suitable class.

  • If there is a considerable number of entries in a class, the stewards reserve the right to split the class.

  • Cattle cannot be entered or compete in more than one class.

  • Champions will be selected from Single Classes.

  • The Agents upon receiving a signed entry form will weigh cattle prior to judging.


  • Oakey A P & R Society Inc. are affiliated with The Queensland Chamber of Agriculture Society and this competition will be conducted under their Rules. A copy of these rules will be available from the stewards.

  • All cattle must be “Fit to Load” and have Nil Withholding Period (WHP)

  • Any cattle that are outside of Class Specification may be rejected from Entering

  • No Cattle to be removed before 1:00pm Saturday 18th March 2023.

  • Judging to commence as per schedule approximately 4pm Friday 17th March 2023.

  • Grass fed class entrants are required to accompany a Grass-fed declaration which will be supplied by the Organising Committee

  • Grass fed entries must never have had Hormones, Antibiotics and Grain.

  • Classes 524 & 526 Not Eligible for “Cream of the Crop”

  • Classes 525, 527 & 528 Not Eligible for “Grand & Reserve Champion”


All Cattle Will be supplied with Water & Hay While at the Showgrounds.


Joe Tones Memorial Prize:

Aggregate points gained for Prime Young Judges, Stud Young Judges and Paraders.


Forms / Information

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