Wagyu Branded Beef Competition 2020

The Wagyu Branded Beef Competition is quickly becoming an iconic part of the brand owner calendar.

2020 is the year for doing events a little differently, and the Wagyu Branded Beef Competition award ceremony has joined those ranks by announcing the highly anticipated results in a livestream broadcast.

The award ceremony for 2020 was broadcast live on Friday 15 May where viewers were the first to discover the gold medal winners and champions and hear first-hand from the brand owners and their journey.

Celebrating Fullblood, Crossbred and Commercial Classes, the competition seeks to promote excellence in Wagyu beef production for producers and brand owners. The categories are

  1. Fullblood Japanese Black Steak
  2. Open Crossbred Wagyu Steak
  3. Commercial Wagyu Steak marble score 5-7

2020 WBBC results and highlights

In addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for each category, Category Champion awards will be awarded to the highest scoring entry in each category. The highest scoring Category Champion will be awarded the Grand Champion Award.

See the outstanding results achieved in 2020.

CLASS ONE  Fullblood Japanese Black 

2020 gold medallists:

  • Mayura Station Mayura Signature Series
  • Mort & Co Master Selection
  • Stockyard Beef Kiwami
  • Rangers Valley Infinite
  • Stone Axe Pastoral Stone Axe

CLASS CHAMPION  Stone Axe Pastoral

CLASS TWO Open Crossbred Wagyu

2020 gold medallists:

  • Jac Wagyu Lewis Olive Wagyu
  • Mort & Co Master Selection
  • Stockyard Beef  Stockyard Black
  • Pardoo Beef Corporation Okan Wagyu
  • Jack’s Creek Jack’s Creek Wagyu X
  • Poll Wagyu Poll Wagyu


CLASS THREE Commercial Wagyu

2020 gold medallists:

  • Stockyard Beef Stockyard Silver
  • Mort & Co Master Selection
  • Pardoo Beef Corporation Okan Wagyu

CLASS CHAMPION Pardoo Beef Corporation

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