Who will it be this year?
THE North Coast National Lismore Show's Beef Cattle competition is the largest in regional NSW.
Despite challenging conditions in the beef industry last year, the competition attracted more than 380 head in the stud ring and 96 led steers on show.
Lismore will again be 'beefing' up for the 2017 Show from October 19-21 showcasing cattle from NSW and QLD.
Rarely do you have a steer competition where you get the results while you are still on the ground... it's an opportunity to see a lot of producers from a lot of areas in one place.
The steer auction held on the Thursday night is a drawcard and a major highlight of the show, with Lismore being the first show outside a Royal to introduce it into their schedule three years ago.
But cattle isn't the only livestock we can brag about, the Dairy Spectacular has proven each year to be popular with crowds, creating an authentic "Country Life” experience. School students can experience a cow being milked and be fascinated by the sleeping arrangements with dairy farmers sleeping in swags hung above each exhibit.
The North Coast National Annual Dairy Spectacular has been a successful feature enabling the connection of the local community with the dairy industry, by way of career and educational opportunities and the important role of dairying to our economy and farmers.
With the Dairy Spectacular in its sixth year it is now one of the richest dairy cattle competitions in Australia today.
Our livestock competitions continue to gain momentum each year across all of our scheduled competitions including boer and miniature goats, poultry, and pork and bacon.
Like all our competitions we aim to enhance promotion within these industries to the wider public and local producers.