A Limousin Angus cross steer making his showing debut has been named the grand champion of the Royal Queensland Show.
The 538kg black steer from Shaun Daley and Julia Simmons, Clifton, was declared heavy weight champion before going on to claim the grand champion title under judges Berry Reynolds, Alastair Rayner, and Michael Millner.
The steer, by a Limousin bull and out of an Angus female, was put onto feed 110 days ago and fitted by Stephen Hayward.
His co-owner, Shaun Daley, was building an exclusion fence at Dirranbandi when the accolade was handed out but would no doubt be celebrating the achievement.
More than 300 led steer and heifer entries were judged over the two days of competition.
In other results from today’s judging:
The McUtchen family, Diamondy, and their South Devon steer were awarded champion lightweight steer while reserve champion was a Charolais cross steer from the Nicholls family, Kyogle.
The champion middleweight steer went to the Nicholls family again and their Charolais cross steer. Reserve champion was a Shorthorn cross from the McUtchen family, Diamondy.
The reserve champion heavyweight steer was awarded to the Charolais cross from the Nicholls family, Kyogle.
Watch the led steer auction live on the Queensland Country Life Facebook page.