VISITORS are expected to descend on the Eastern Cape's "beef capital" from tomorrow for the annual Komga Agricultural Show.
The show, which was first held in 1951, is not only aimed at promoting cattle farming, but also to uphold the town's "beef capital" title.
Show president Dr Les Trollope said this year's event would produce as much fun as the past 62 with 20 farmers showcasing their cattle in a block competition.
A judge from South African Meats will score the cattle and the quality of beef produced.
Trollope said the farmers would each enter four animals to be judged while alive and then again after being slaughtered.
The judge will first look at the physical appearance of the cattle. "After it has been slaughtered the carcass will be placed on a hook for muscle and fat judging."
He said the competition was one of the largest cattle tests in the country and that Komga farmers had done well nationally in past competitions. The carcasses will be auctioned off to butchers at the show.
Chairman of the Komga Farmers' Association Marius Potgieter said the reason why the town was known as the "beef capital" was because farming was "a way of life and done with a passion".
"We do this with passion and not for financial gain," he said.
Visitors will also be treated to a horse jumping show, a beer garden where beef steaks will be served, a children's fun park and live music .