RQFWS Branded Beef Competition

The Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show (RQFWS) Branded Beef Competition unearths the nation’s finest beef in the retail market. For a country that adores its red meat and produces some of the finest beef in the world, this competition is a true showcase of the best of the best.

The Branded Beef Competition is one of Australia’s most comprehensive competitions of its kind, including five classes: Grain fed, Grass fed, two Wagyu classes and an Open class.

Chief Judge Elaine Millar will once again lead a team of expert judges, including top chefs from award-winning restaurants, butchers, food consultants and food journalists.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your products judged at the highest level, by some of the nation’s top beef judges. Cooked and prepared by food scientists, with precise cooking requirements, the meat is presented to judges in its perfect state. It is then judged based on its appearance (raw), tenderness, flavour, juiciness and overall liking for a total of 100 points.

Join us in celebrating Australia’s finest produce - this is a unique branding opportunity for your business, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Benefits and Opportunities

All medal winning exhibitors may have the opportunity to promote their award-winning product through the following channels in 2021:

  • The supply of award-winning product to the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) for inclusion on their 2022 menu compendium, which is offered to international, national and local events and featured on the printed menus.
  • The supply of award-winning product at: Grape Grazing by Night – a celebration of all of the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show award winners and RNA managed outlets at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka).

Additional opportunities may be available at the RNA’s discretion leading up to the Royal Queensland Show. 

Following the announcement of the awards, exhibitors should submit their interest in participating in any or all of the promotional opportunities to the competition coordinator. All promotion and supply opportunities are offered at the discretion of the RNA and subject to pricing and product availability.

2021 Branded Beef Winners

Congratulations to Stockyard Pty Ltd for their Stockyard Black which won Grand Champion Branded Beef of Show and also to Mort & Co for their Grandchester which claimed the Champion MSA Graded Branded Beef of Show.

Results Catalogues

Contact Information

  • For specific competition related enquiries please contact:

    Branded Lamb Awards 
    Competition & Events Department
    Phone: 07 3253 3900
    Email: syoon@royalqueenslandshow.com.au

Entries Open

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Entries Close

Friday 12 March 2021


Wednesday 21 April 2021 from 8:30am - 4pm 


Wednesday 28 April 2021

Awards Presentation 

Friday 21 May 2021