The steer competition returned to the Melbourne Royal Show on Saturday, following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Judging the highly-coveted competition was Geordie Elliot, GC Livestock and GCL Boer Goats, Breakaway Creek.
The domestic champion steer was awarded to Dayna Grey and Charles Rowlett, North Ulandi, SA, with a Limousin steer bred by Spence's Show Steers, Keith, SA.
"The steer champion has plenty of eye muscle, a big strong top and enough softness down his hindquarter," Mr Elliot said.
The reserve champion domestic carcase on the hoof went to Finley High School, Finley, NSW, with a Shorthorn-cross heifer.
Champion heavy domestic steer was exhibited by Jack Nelson, Jackungah Speckle Park stud, Pine Lodge.
"He is a steer that ticks all the boxes I was looking for from the moment he walked into his class earlier today," Mr Elliot said.
"Over the top from behind, he is just a barrel, there is so much meat and carcase jammed into that skin."
Reserve heavy domestic champion went to the same stable as the earlier domestic champion, owned by Dayna Grey and Charles Rowlett, North Ulandi.
Champion export steer was a Limousin steer from the Chester Family, Koonoomoo Cattle Co, Koonoomoo.
Reserve champion export steer was a Simmental steer shown by Duane Wilson, Arabar Charolais and Limousin and Eclipse Cattle Services, bred by Glental Partnership, all from SA.
In the grand champion drive, it was the export steer from Koonoomoo Cattle Co that rose to the top.
"He's an excellent steer that has got that beautiful big strong top and hindquarter," Mr Elliot said.
"He just has it all where it needs to be."
Champion school steer was awarded to Rutherglen High School, Rutherglen, with a Limousin steer.
Reserve champion school steer went to Gundagai High School, Gundagai, NSW, with an Angus from the export division.