Cattle - Competitor Information

Cattle Administrator: Sue Clayton


Cattle entries come through the main Showground entry gate. Once inside simply follow directions. Parking is beside the cattle pavilion.


(for competitors only) – After unloading your animals, please park your trucks, floats, trailers, etc., in the area behind the Cattle Pavilion. Keep the ramp free for others to use. 


Late entries will not be accepted for Breed classes on the day. Please note that calves entered for this section must be born on or after June 1st, 2020, Young Handlers’ entries will close at 11 am to allow classes to begin at 11.15 am. Ages of exhibitors as at 1st October 2020


All Exhibitors agree to comply with the terms of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the various regulations associated with that Act.  The North Kaipara Agricultural Association Inc. will not accept responsibility in any claim from any person resulting from non-compliance with the Act.  

Livestock Exhibitors must follow the instructions of Stewards and Officials. Exhibitors are responsible for ensuring animals are kept under control at all times. The North Kaipara Agricultural Association Inc. reserves the right to order immediate removal from the Showgrounds of any animal it considers dangerous, unruly or unmanageable.  


· Unregistered animals may be entered into breed classes, but they must be of a specific breed – no crossbreeds will be permitted.

· Rosettes, ribbons and any prize money will be to third place only. Cups, trophies and beef section prizes will be presented at the conclusion of the All Beef Breeds classes in the afternoon.   Although Cups and Trophies cannot be taken home there will be opportunity for winners to have their photograph taken with them. Photographs may be used in publicity opportunities. Cups and Trophies will be displayed in a cabinet in the Sports Pavilion after being engraved with the winner’s details.

· A Novice Class will replace the Junior Cattle Classes but will still be for yearling heifers or steers – no bulls allowed. It will now be judged as in a Breed class.

· With no scheduled break for morning tea or lunch competitors are asked to take their refreshments when they can e.g. between classes.



· Young children/babies are not allowed in the cattle section i.e. stalls, washdown areas, loading ramp, etc. There are loading facilities near the cattle pavilion.   

· No abuse of animals will be tolerated at any time.

· All bulls 15 months and over to have a nose ring and two leads plus be well secured in stalls.  

· Noseclips and extra leads are advised for any other animal which may be nervous/troublesome on the day.   

· Anyone involved with the show cattle is advised to wear protective footwear

· Animals' birth dates to be shown. For all animals one year or older a current TB clearance form is required. All cattle must have official identification tags including NAIT.

Gate Fees

Adults - $10,

Children - $5 per child for first two children. All others are free.

All Under 5's - FREE

NKAA Catle Members - FREE
(click HERE for Cattle Membership Info)

Download Schedule, Entry Form & M-Bovis info

Please return your form to

  The Cattle Section Administrator, Box 39, Paparoa.

email: Sue Clayton (Cattle Administrator) 

M-Bovis - Important Information (pdf)