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 2019:

  • The supply of award-winning product to the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) for inclusion on their 2020 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 including the Ekka Media Launch, cooking stage and the Royal Queensland Taste area.

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 subjest to pricing and product availability.

2019 Forms and Downloads

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

Important Dates and Information

  • Entries close Friday 15 March 2019 at 5.00pm
  • Judging Wednesday 1 May 2019
  • Delivery of entries Wednesday 24 April and Friday 26 April 2019 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 3 May 2019
    11.30am to 1.30pm
    Ernest Baynes Dining Room 
    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 3927 
    Email: mclancy@royalqueenslandshow.com.au