The Royal Queensland Show prime cattle classes are renowned for offering the very best in beef from all corners of the state and the 2017 event went above and beyond.
Entry numbers were strong across all nine classes on the day, with judge Damien Gould, JBS Australia, Roma, congratulating all exhibitors on an outstanding showcase of their profession.
Among grueling competition against classes with 30 or more entries, Tom and Joy Surawski, Mountain View, Boonah, took out the champion pen of three steers or heifers with their steers in the 451kg-520kg weight range.
Competition was also fierce in the local trade weight section, with Brodie and Vicki Budd and Willoise Grazing Company claiming the champion ribbon overall.
The pen of six steers or heifers saw its usual strong roll-up of entries and after an undoubtedly tough decision making process Mr Gould named Noel and Liz Cook, Moruya Feedlot, Goondiwindi, champions.
The Surawski family enjoyed plenty of success on the day, taking home the hotly contested grand champion pen with their prize winning steers.
Full report on the prime cattle section to follow on Queensland Country Life.