With all the exotic names exhibitors give to their led steers, it was a Limousin cross named Max, who stole the limelight as the Toowoomba Royal Show’s grand champion steer.
At 13 months-of-age and tipping the scales at 600kg, Max was exhibited by Travis Luscombe Show Steers and Livestock, Toowoomba.
Max earlier blizted his way through the 600kg and over class before claiming the champion heavy weight steer award.
He was bred by Rodney Hartwig, Goombungee and bought by Travis through the Toowoomba Saleyards at nine months.
A profolic show winner, with wins from earlier shows such as Stanthorpe, Clifton, Allora and Killarney to name few, Max will compete at Farmfest before he retires from his showing career.
Judge, James Dockrill, Pinedock Fitting Services, Casino described Max as a ‘cut above’ who won his class easily.
“He is well finished, even, has a great carcase, balance, plenty of meat yield and temperament,” Mr Dockrill said.
Success flowed for Travis also taking the champion middle weight steer with a black Limousin steer, Aussie, while stable mate Zorro was reserve champion.
Champion light weight steer was a Charolais Angus cross steer named Patch exhibited by Murray and Nicole Nicholls, Kyogle, NSW.
Reserve champion light weight steer was Jambili Red Foo, exhibited by the McUtchen family, Jandowae.
Reserve champion heavy weight steer was Batman exhibited by the O’Dwyer Brothers, Roadvale.