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Major Awards

The Royal Melbourne Show celebrates the best of the best in the Beef Cattle industry. There are numerous major awards presented throughout the Competitions, with the highlights including:

Grand Champion Steer or Heifer

Awarded to the highest scoring exhibit based on led judging results.

Champion School and College Steer or Heifer Parader

Awarded to the highest placed Parader in the led judging.

The Bott-Burston Trophy

Awarded to the most successful School or College exhibitor across both the led and carcase judging.

Grand Champion Carcase

Awarded to the highest scoring exhibit based on carcase judging results.

The Marcus Oldham College Trophy

Awarded to the highest scoring School or College exhibit based on carcase judging results.

The Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology Trophy

Awarded to the highest scoring exhibit bred by a School or College based on carcase judging results.

The Borthwick Trophy

Widely recognised as the most prestigious interbreed steer and carcase award in Australia, The Borthwick Trophy is a competition between teams of three purebred steers. The results of both led and carcase judging will be considered in determining the winner.

The Wellcom Supreme Sire Award -Recognising the Beef Industries ‘Best of the Best’

The Supreme Sire Award provides an opportunity for exhibitors to display the commercial traits of their herd and be awarded for showcasing high quality beef genetics.

The $10,000 award will be won if the same sire sires the Supreme Champion Beef Breed Exhibit and the Grand Champion Carcase. In any one year of the Royal Melbourne Show, the Grand Champion Carcase must be either entered, managed or bred by the exhibitor of the winning Supreme Champion Beef Breed Exhibit.