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Major Awards

The Royal Melbourne Show celebrates the best of the best in the dairy industry. There are numerous major awards presented throughout the competitions, with the highlights including:

All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show

The All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show offers exhibitors the chance to share in generous prize money and products donated by International Animal Health.

Dairy Youth Handlers Classic

The Dairy Youth Handlers offers substantial prize money and products donated by International Animal Health and Semex.

Dairy Youth Handlers Travel Scholarship

With a strong commitment to offering compelling future development and highlighting career opportunities for youth industry participants, one participant will be awarded the Dairy Youth Handlers’ Travel Scholarship.

The scholarship provides a bursary of $10,000 and a chance to travel to emerging dairy regions and retail markets in south-east Asia, gaining invaluable insight into the region's growing agricultural and food industries or to a key dairy industry event within the USA or New Zealand.

Entry will consist of pre-Show components of completed essay and interview process, culminating in participation in the Dairy Youth Handlers Classic or All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show at the Show.