Take a look at the grand champion females from this year's Royal Queensland Show.
Muscle pattern was the deciding factor that got Wiangaree Park and Silverleigh studs over the line in the Senepol judging ring.
Romagnola Beef Genetics, based at Roma, took both bull and female broad ribbons in the Romagnola judging ring.
For the first time ever, the Simmental breed has triumphed in the Champion of Champions interbreed contests that are the culmination of the Ekka cattle competition.
Entries from Andrew and Christie Kennedy, Cowra, and SK Hayward and KI Smith, Allora, were the judge's top picks in the Red Angus ring.
The Santa Gertrudis judging attracted a big crowd of onlookers ringside at the Ekka on Thursday, coming from as far away as Texas, USA.
Yarrawonga Stud was the dominant force in Santa Gertrudis judging on the Ekka grounds on Thursday, winning both bull and female grand championships.
Repeat buyers played an integral role in John and Roz Mercer’s 30-year stud breeding celebrations during their annual Kandanga Valley sale at Warravale, Kandanga near Gympie on Saturday.
Widespread interest from carcase focused commercial beef producers provided strong support at the annual Kilkenny, Barambah-Dale, Emjay and Wellcamp bull sale, Woolooga Saleyards on Friday.