Gates aren’t officially open but the competition is red hot in the main arena at the Royal Queensland Show.
Over the next few days some of the best cattle in the country will be battling it out in the competition and the sales ring.
The Led Steer School Paraders competition got things started on Monday, with hundreds of students competing.
Beau White, from Holy Trinity School has only been leading cattle for three years but that didn’t stop him from winning Champion Parader.
West Moreton Anglican College’s success in the show ring continued on Tuesday, when they won both Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Led Steer.
RNA cattle chairman Gary Noller said there were record entries across the board in the beef category this year.
“There’s a commercial relevance to everything, people come to the show and it’s a benefit to them,” he said.
“It’s not just about a ribbon any more, it’s about promotion.”
The open led steer judging and sale takes place today and Queensland Country Life will bring you all the highlights in tonight’s episode of The Beef Show at 6pm.