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Hawke's Bay A&P Show

AFFCO Beef & Lamb Competitions

Ages: All

When: Tasting and Prizegiving Thursday 24th October -1.30 - 3.30

Where: Corporate Lounge

Fees: Free Entry

Prizes: Best of the Bay Beef - 1st = $1000, 2nd = $600, 3rd = $400

    Export lamb - 1st on Hoof = $100, 1st on Hook = $100, Champion combined Hoof & Hook = $150,          Overall Supreme Champion Carcass = $300

Trophies: Best of the Bay Beef Overall Supreme Winner - Guardian Trust Cup

Each entrant will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the HB A&P Show.

Calling all farmers! AFFCO and the HB A&P Society welcomes farmers of all ages and stages to enter Best of the Bay Beef and Export Lamb Competitions to be in to win. 

AFFCO Best of the Bay Beef Competition - Showcase your best cattle on Hoof, Hook and Meat, and prepare for an unparalleled experience! This unique event celebrates every stage of beef production, from the finest livestock to expertly butchered cuts and the ultimate gourmet creations. 

1. On the Hoof - Live Animal is judged at AFFO plant by an AFFCO Livestock Buyer. 
2. On the Hook – the slaughtered animal is judged at it’s slaughter site using AUS Meat Grading criteria. 
3. On Plate – a prime cut of the top 10 slaughtered animals are cooked and judged for eating quality, by three judges consisting of a high profile chef, a consumer representative and a beef processing industry professional.  
Attendees are invited to indulge in the culinary showdown where top chefs and grill masters share mouth-watering beef slices that will tantalize your taste buds. This event is a must for anyone passionate about the journey from farm to table. 

AFFCO Export Lamb Competition - Showcase your finest livestock in a contest that celebrates excellence in lamb production. Compete for top honors in categories including Best Pen of Three on Hoof, Best Pen of Three on Hook, Combined Hoof & Hook, and the esteemed Overall Supreme Carcass.

Class Entry Options
NEW SEASON LAMB (under 6 months of age), 16.0-22.9kg HCW, 4-15mm GR, (Targets: 17-19kg HCW, 8-10mm GR)
OLD SEASON LAMB (over 6 months of age), 18.0-26.9kg HCW, 4-15mm GR, (Targets: 20-22kg HCW, 8-10mm GR)

This is your chance to demonstrate your dedication and expertise, gain recognition in the industry, and vie for valuable prizes. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your best lambs forward and compete against the best in the business.

Join us and be part of an event that honors the hard work and skill of farmers like you!

You can register online from 1st August. Best of the Bay Beef Entries close on 27th September, Export Lamb Entries close on 15th October. 

All details will be available on registration. For more information contact

Enter Online for Best of the Bay               Download Manual Entry Form - Best of the Bay

Enter Online for Export Lamb               Download Manual Entry Form - Export Lamb