ALMOST 1000 head of stud beef cattle were judged across 16 breed categories during the Sydney Royal Show.
In the Angus ring, where more than 300 head were exhibited, it was Pine Creek Angus who reigned supreme, taking out the grand champion bull and supreme exhibit title.
There may have been only three head, but quality red meat was at the forefront in the other breeds judging where Droughtmasters claimed the top gongs.
The Powe family, Cargo, were unstoppable in the Red Angus ring on Friday.
Queenslanders the Price family were at the top of the pack in the Charolais ring, Marrington Effie N82 was named best exhibit for the Shorthorn breed while the Red Poll best exhibit was Redrush The Witcher.
Almost 70 head of Speckle Park cattle were exhibited for judge John Manchee with the junior champion bull taking the main awards.
A former city slicker dominated the Australian Lowline judging, taking out the two top championships, and a Devon bull crushed his way through the breed's judging.
The steer judging was also a highlight, with a quality lineup from the best breeders and schools.