Vegetarians look away. Australia’s best steak was named at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Festival today. Some of the best farmers around the country were there, hoping to take the top prize.

Charlie Hodgetts reports.


It was a meat lovers dream as the best steak and lamb producers in the country were announced.

Australian Agricultural Company was awarded the prestigious prize of best steak for the second year in a row.

Sabina Kindler, Australian Agricultural Company: “We’re absolutely thrilled. It’s a great testament to the quality and longevity in our program. We’re getting a little bit better every year I think, and always working to get better and better.”

Best lamb went to Sanger Australia.

Vox Pop 1: “It’s the best.”

With more than 67 entries in the competition, the judges used a meticulous process to determine the winners, which was split by the smallest of margins.

Elaine Miller, Head Judge: “Based on the very closely aligned scores, the results once again prove that grain, grass and wagu entries are all worthy of the highest of accolades.”

Although only a few winners were announced today, the meat on show highlights the high standard of produce in Australia, and that it stacks up with some of the best in the world.

Past winners have also received top class recommendations.

Gary Noller, RNA Committee Chairman: “There have been winners here in the last number of years that are saying that this compares with the rest of the world. One judge last year actually said it was the world’s best steak. So it’s an accolade we’ll take.”

The winners will be showcased throughout the Royal Queensland Show over the coming months.

Charlie Hodgetts, QUT News.