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Stock and Land Beef Week - RASV Heifer Challenge

Stock and Land Beef Week is an integral opportunity for beef producers to showcase, market and develop their breeding operation, as well as share experiences and knowledge with fellow industry participants.

As one of the many important programs RASV conducts throughout the year to highlight quality production in agrifood and fibre, the Heifer Challenge recognises excellence in herd replacement females in seed stock operation throughout Victoria and into NSW.

With close to 50 entries across Victoria and Southern NSW, the 2017 competition held from 27 January – 4 February, offers some of Australia’s best cattle studs the opportunity to benchmark their herd replacement females against a wide variety of breeds and styles. 

RASV welcomes experienced cattle judge Mr Alex McDonald as the 2017 Heifer Challenge judge.  Alex has worked in research and extension with the Victorian Department of Agriculture, National Field Coordinator for BREEDPLAN, was involved in the design of the cattle and beef industries CRC and was General Manager of the Australian Limousin Breeders Society.  

The Heifer Challenge concludes with the RASV Heifer Challenge Celebratory Dinner proudly sponsored by Rural Finance and Rural Bank, to be held on Tuesday 7 February in Bendigo. The Dinner celebrates all competitors and awards the winners with a $3000 Champion and $1500 Reserve Champion prize.

Those interested in purchasing a ticket to the event are invited to contact RASV.   

Are you interested in keeping up to date with the 2017 Heifer Challenge program? Follow the RASV Twitter account @RAS_Vic for regular photos and updates over the nine days.

More information on the RASV Heifer Challenge can be found at www.beefweek.com.au or by contacting RASV.

RASV Heifer Challenge Champions and Reserves


2016

Champion
Boonaroo Angus, Corndale Vic

Reserve Champion
Eloora Shorthorns, Hamilton, Vic

2015

Champion
Coonamara Angus, Ruffy, Vic

Reserve Champion
Wormbete Simmental Illabo, NSW

2014

Champion
Table Top Angus, Albury, NSW

Reserve Champion
South Boorook Herefords, Mortlake, Vic

2013

Champion
Riga Angus, Mansfeild, Vic

Reserve Champion
Yavenvale Herefords, Adelong, NSW

2012

Champion
Eloora Shorthorns, Cavendish, Vic

Reserve Champion
Rockwood Charolais, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Contact

General

 

Media

For all general enquiries please contact: 

Grant Coverdale
Agriculture Development Officer
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited
Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Phone: 03 9281 7412
Fax: 03 9281 7512
Email: grant.coverdale@rasv.com.au

 

For all media enquiries please contact:

Mikaila Gaskell
Communications Manager
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited
Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Phone: 03 9281 7436
Email: mikaila.gaskell@rasv.com.au

 


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The 2017 RASV Heifer Challenge Celebratory Dinner is proudly sponsored by Rural Finance and Rural Bank