IT's a repeat win for the Bassingthwaighte family, Yarrawonga, Wallumbilla, in the JBS Australia grass fed Japan ox chilled beef carcass competition at the Ekka.
The Bassingthwaightes were awarded the John Sullivan Memorial Honour Board, which is supported by the Sullivan Family, Riverglen Pastoral Company, Condamine.
Andrew Bassingthwaighte said the winning pen of six were a mixture of home bred and Yarrawonga's bull client's purebred Santa Gertrudis steers.
"We've had a cracking season and then they were able to go onto a terrific oats crop," Mr Bassingthwaighte said.
"The steers looked exceptionally good going on the truck, so we had out fingers crossed we would do well.
"It's a process of trying to select the animals which have the right fat coverage, eye muscle and yield."
Yarrawonga has now won the competition in 10 of the past 15 years.
The champion carcase was exhibited by Bernie Duncombe, Arakoon, Nanango, who also exhibited the second placed pen of six.
The Charbray-cross steer bred on Kandanga Valley bloodlines had also been running on oats.
"That's a real thrill to have exhibited the champion single carcase," Mr Duncombe said.
Yarrawonga had the reserve champion single carcase.
The famed Santa Gertrudis stud is now gearing up for its annual on-property bull sale at Wallumbilla on September 9.
Competition carcases weighed between 300 and 420kg dressed hot standard carcass weight and were processed at JBS Australia's Dinmore plant.
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