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Schools Poultry

The Schools Poultry Competition offers a unique hands-on educational experience for students and can assist with developing new skills, encouraging responsible behaviour and inspiring new interests and career options.

Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show Schools Poultry Competition - Egg Laying Section, gives students the opportunity to raise and care for young hens, tracking their performance and preparing them for judging by commercial egg industry experts.

2017 Key Dates

Entries Open: Monday 23 January 2017 
Entries Close:
Friday 31 March 2017
Royal Melbourne Show: Saturday 23 September - Tuesday 3 October 2017

2016 Schools Poultry Competition

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  • Bushlea Farms awarded Grand Champion at 2017 International Dairy Week Friday, 20 Jan, 2017
    Bushlea Farms, Koonwarra VIC has taken out the coveted title of Australia’s Grand Champion in The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) prestigious Dairy Interbreed Competition with exhibit Bushlea Van Fernleaf 10, presented as part of International Dairy Week (IDW) yesterday.
  • RASV adds two new trophies to Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Friday, 20 Jan, 2017
    RASV has added two new trophies prestigious Australian Distilled Spirits Awards program, reflecting emerging trends in production and growing consumer interest in locally-produced, high-quality spirits.
  • MEDIA RELEASE: AIBA appoints Brendan Varis as Head Judge Thursday, 15 Dec, 2016
    Brendan Varis, founder and head brewer of Feral Brewing Company, has been appointed Head Judge of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), the world’s largest annual beer competition judging both packaged and draught beer.
  • 2017 McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year heads to Western Victoria Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016
    The 2017 McLennan-McColl Victoria Flock of the Year will head to Western Victoria in March. The on-farm competition is open to all commercial Merino producers in the area and celebrates and assists with improving the quality of Victoria’s merino ewe flocks, with a $1500 cash prize on offer.
  • 2017 RASV Beef Week Heifer Challenge to travel Victoria in January Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016

    The RASV Beef Week Heifer Challenge will travel through Victoria and into NSW over 9 days beginning on Friday 27 January 2017, with the schedule of regions now available. The event recognises excellence in herd replacement females in seed stock operation and will culminate in the Beef Week Dinner on Tuesday 7 February.

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