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.

Entries will open on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Benefits and Opportunities

Participating in the Branded Beef Competition gives you the opportunity to access the following benefits:

  • An opportunity to be featured at the RQFWS wine tasting event 'Grape Grazing by Night - Celebrating Australian Wine' on 6 July 2018, which is attended by more than 800 people
  • Access to RQFWS medal artwork which is provided to winners free of charge
  • An opportunity to be featured throughout the 10 days of the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) in August - the largest event in Queensland - including at the Ekka Media Launch (July); RQFWS Cooking Stage; the Royal Queensland Steakhouse presented by JBS; RQFWS food outlets; Corporate Suites; Sponsor Lounge; and RNA Council events
  • The opportunity to become a supplier to the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) and feature in their menu compendium which is offered to international, national and local events
  • Publicity, with winners mentioned in RQFWS media releases, social media posts and on the website

2018 Branded Beef Winners

Congratulations to Stockyard Pty Ltd for their Stockyard Wagyu Kiwami which won the John Kilroy Cha Cha Char Grand Champion Branded Beef of Show and also to JBS Australia for their JBS Riverina Angus which claimed the Super Butcher Champion MSA Graded Branded Beef of Show.

Results Catalogues

Forms and Downloads

Material for the 2018 Branded Beef Competition will be available in February 2018. 

Important Dates and Information

  • Entries open Friday 9 February 2018 at 8:30am
  • Entries close Friday 16 March 2018 at 5.00pm
  • Judging Wednesday 2 May 2018
  • Delivery of entries Thursday 26 April and Friday 27 April 2018 from 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Delivery docket and map will be provided after the close of entries.

    (No entries will be accepted before or after this date)
  • Deliver entries to Attn: Branded Beef Competition
    Ernest Baynes Dining Room
    Brisbane Showgrounds
    600 Gregory Terrace
    Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Awards Presentation Friday 4 May 2018
    11.30am to 1.30pm
    Stockmen's Bar & Grill
    Brisbane Showgrounds
    600 Gregory Terrace
    Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • For specific competition related enquiries please contact:

    Branded Beef & Branded Lamb 
    Competition & Events Coordinator
    Phone: 07 3253 3989
    Email: aohara@royalqueenslandshow.com.au