Keith Lacey, Grenada Bazadais, Capella, won champion grainfed heifer with a Bazadais cross heifer, while Eddie Wales, Brigalow Bazadais, The Cedars, Biloela, won reserve champion grainfed heifer with a Bazadais-cross heifer.
The Laceys collected a haul of trophies and ribbons at the award presentation recently in Biloela, including champion grainfed steer carcase and champion grainfed heifer.
Keith and Bev Lacey, Grenada Bazadais, Capella, won most successful exhibitor, grand champion carcase, champion grainfed steer carcase and champion grainfed heifer at the Callide Dawson Carcase Competition.
It was the competition's 24th year and it attracted more than 280 entries from across Central Queensland and beyond.
A total of 77 steers and 58 heifers went into the Hutchinson family's Warnoah Feedlot, Theodore, for the grainfed section, while 148 head were entered in the grassfed classes and one grain-assisted class.
For the Laceys, their multiple broad ribbon wins in the competition was "overwhelming".
Their grand champion carcase was a second-cross Bazadais, comprising three-quarters Bazadais, one-quarter Droughtmaster.
The milktooth steer, which also won champion grainfed steer carcase, had a dressed weight of 370.2kg P8 fat of 15mm, rib fat of 10mm, and eye muscle area (EMA) of 102 square centimetres.
It achieved the maximum eight points for fat distribution, six out of seven for fat colour, and a maximum 15 for meat colour.
"I like the Callide Dawson competition for the simple reason that in the grainfed section of the competition, all cattle go into the same feedlot at the same time and are all on the same feed it's a truly objective trial," Mr Lacey said.
"I prefer carcase judging to hoof judging, because hoof judging is often just one person's opinion, but with carcase judging, the cattle have to meet a lot of criteria."
Besides their stud operation selling Bazadais bulls, the Laceys run a commercial operation using Bazadais bulls over Brahman and Droughtmaster cows, and are also using Bazadais bulls over their first-cross females.
Almost all of their commercial cattle are sold to four butcher shops in Mackay who specifically stock Bazadais infused beef.