Entries in this year’s Ekka Prime Lamb Carcase Competition close on Friday June 16.
All entries in the prime lamb carcase competition are to be delivered to Carey Brothers Abattoir, Yangan near Warwick by August 7 before 4pm. The prime lamb entries will be processed and judged at Yangan Abattoir on the hook during Tuesday August 8.
“All winners and place getters are displayed in the meat house at Brisbane’s Ekka during the show,” Prime Lamb Carcase Competition chief steward Peter Hood said.
All wanting to enter can visit the website www.ekka.com.au and look up the prime lamb competition for entry forms or call the RNA on 07 3253 3921.
“Hopefully we will have more lambs entered in this year’s Ekka prime lamb competition,” Mr Hood said.
“Unfortunately last year was very dry, but some parts of Queensland have had a break from Cyclone Debbie with some rain improving seasonal conditions and hopefully lifting prime lamb entry numbers.
“The breeding of sheep meat genetics is always improving and the high market prices are helping sheep breeder reinvest in their business.
Mr Hood added many producers are now holding good quality breeder ewes and as a result sheep meat prices are rising due to decreasing sheep numbers for processing.
“There’s a lot of optimism in the industry with sheep prices being high and the investment in dog proof fencing is also helping to increase the positive outlook for our sheep industry,” he said.