Major Awards

The Royal Melbourne Show Beef Carcase Competition awards a number of prizes, including the coveted Borthwick Trophy, the most prestigious steer and carcase award in Australia.

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. 

Grand Champion Steer or Heifer

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

Champion School and College Steer or Heifer Parade 

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 Melbourne Polytechnic Trophy

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

The Wellcom Supreme Sire Award - Recognising the Beef Industry’s 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. 

Angus Feature Show - Pure Bred Steer/Heifer Competition

To celebrate the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show Angus feature, the beef carcase competition has expanded to include additional classes, exclusively for pure bred Angus steers and heifers at no extra cost.