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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.

2017 Key Dates

Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016
2017 is shaping up to be another busy year for RASV’s agricultural events, food and beverage awards programs with a number of key dates scheduled.

RASV youth representatives attend RASC conference

Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016
As part of its ongoing commitment to nurturing young leaders, RASV sponsored two Next Generation (NG) delegates to attend the recent Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth’s 27th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference in Singapore, who have since returned with new knowledge and networks.

ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2017 AUSTRALIAN FOOD AWARDS

Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016
Entries for the Australian Food Awards (AFA), Australia’s leading national food awards program, are now open for 2017.

IMMERSION BREWING CLASS INTRODUCED FOR 2017 AICA

Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2016
Entries for the 2017 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) open today, with the announcement that in response to industry trends, innovation and consumer interests, a new immersion coffee class will replace the previous plunger and syphon classes.

2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards- winners announced

Friday, 21 Oct, 2016
For the first time since 2010, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, Australia’s most coveted wine award, has been won by a Cabernet Sauvignon with Western Australia’s Deep Woods Estate taking home the illustrious honour at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards last night.

EQUITANA - RASV member exclusive ticket offer

Wednesday, 19 Oct, 2016
RASV Members can enjoy exclusive ticket offers for EQUITANA, the largest equine showcase in the Southern Hemisphere, to be held at Melbourne Showgrounds from 17-20 November.

Three recipients awarded 2016 Emerging Leaders in Victoria Agriculture awards

Wednesday, 05 Oct, 2016
Three recipients of the 2016 Emerging Leaders in Victorian Agriculture awards were presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) during the annual Agribusiness Leader’s Luncheon at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Royal Melbourne Show blue ribbons awarded across competitions

Monday, 03 Oct, 2016
The 2016 Royal Melbourne Show blue ribbon competitions have been run and won, with a number of coveted awards, ribbons and trophies presented across the 11 days.

2016 Royal Melbourne Show wrap up

Saturday, 01 Oct, 2016
The 2016 Royal Melbourne Show experienced strong attendance, with over 450,000 people visiting the event over 11 spectacular days, a 5% increase on last year.

South Australia's Baker Family Awarded Prestigious Beef Interbreed

Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2016
The Baker family from Millicent, South Australia have taken out the top prize in the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show Beef Cattle Competition, with their four-year-old Woonallee Simmental awarded Supreme Beef Breed exhibit yesterday afternoon.

Woodchop Champion Laurence O’Toole wins coveted Golden Axe

Monday, 26 Sep, 2016
Doncaster’s Laurence O’Toole has been awarded the Grand Aggregate Trophy at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show Woodchop Championships for the second year in a row.

Best in Show awarded at Royal Melbourne Show All Breeds Championship Show

Saturday, 24 Sep, 2016
Irish Setter SUPREME CHAMPION TULLANE POMP N CEREMONY exhibited by Ms C Paine, has been awarded Best in Show at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Show All Breeds Championship Show today.

Briony Randle and former racehorse Entourage ride to victory at Garryowen

Wednesday, 21 Sep, 2016
Briony Randle (nee Payne), Pakenham South, has been awarded the top prize in the prestigious Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout on board former racehorse Entourage, at the Royal Melbourne Show earlier today.

DAY FAMILY AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS SHEEP INTERBREED FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

Monday, 19 Sep, 2016
The Day family from Bordertown, SA have taken out the top prize in the Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition for the second year running, with their Suffolk awarded the Paton’s Interbreed Champion Ram yesterday afternoon.

Victorian Champion Young Farmer Team Announced

Sunday, 18 Sep, 2016
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced the winning team of the 2016 Young Farmer Challenge state final is captain Mitchell Hepburn and teammates Matt Reeves, Laura Ross, Darcie Seers and Hettie Davidson, representing Clunes, Victoria.

Celebrate the fabulous women who contribute to Victoria’s agrifood and fibre industry.

Monday, 29 Aug, 2016
Indulge in the delicious culinary delights of celebrated Chef, Jerry Mai of Pho Nom at the 2016 Women in Food and Agriculture Lunch during the Royal Melbourne Show on Friday 23 September.

RASV Sponsors Next Generation Delegates for Singapore Conference

Thursday, 25 Aug, 2016
The 27th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference will take place in Singapore in November. RASV is delighted to announce the sponsorship of two outstanding applicants as Next Generation delegates representing the RASV. Melissa Neale and Grace Calder, both RASV volunteers, have been selected to attend.

RASV Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2016
Matthew Coleman has been elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of The Royal Agriculture Society of Victoria (RASV), effective as at the completion of the RASV’s Annual General Meeting, taking over from Stephen Spargo AM who announced his retirement.

Royal Melbourne Show Member Packs are on their way!

Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2016
Providing a comprehensive guide to the Royal Melbourne Show, Full, Restricted and Junior Members will receive their Show member packs by mail in early September. Members who joined or renewed by June 1, will also receive their bonus benefits in their Show packs.

RASV Members can enjoy many benefits at the Royal Melbourne Show!

Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2016
Enjoy the benefits of RASV membership at the Royal Melbourne Show, including access to members’ only hospitality areas, VIP seating to view the competitions in comfort and priority entry into the Jayco Animal Nursery and Showbag Pavilion!

Werribee Park National Equestrienne Centre - Measuring Days Update

Thursday, 18 Aug, 2016
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has been made aware of two cases of colitis in horses that visited Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre (WPNEC) on 31 July

Celebrate fabulous women at the 2016 Women in Food and Agriculture Lunch!

Monday, 01 Aug, 2016
Indulge in the delicious culinary delights of celebrated Chef, Jerry Mai of Pho Nom at the 2016 Women in Food and Agriculture Lunch during the Royal Melbourne Show.

Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show awards Suri and Huacaya Champions

Monday, 11 Jul, 2016
The 2016 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show was held over the weekend of the 9-10 July at Melbourne Showgrounds with breeders competing for the prestigious Supreme Champion Suri and Huacaya honours.

RASV supports Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Monday, 11 Jul, 2016
The 2016 Australian Sheep & Wool Show was held in Bendigo earlier this month with over 30,000 people attending over three days. As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting regional agricultural events, RASV’s increased partnership with the event included sponsorship of the National Merino Pairs, Young Stud Masters Muster and Youth Champion Award and the Bendigo Festival of Lamb.

Royal Melbourne Wine Awards introduces Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine Trophy

Tuesday, 28 Jun, 2016

Reflecting the growing industry trend, production techniques and consumer interest, the renowned Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA), Australia’s most respected wine show, will for the first time recognise organic and biodynamic wines with the introduction of a new Best Organic or Biodynamic Trophy in 2016.

AgriVictoria unlocks opportunities for Australian farmers

Thursday, 16 Jun, 2016

Investment, innovation and technology success stories from Australian and New Zealand farmers showcased at yesterday’s AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity Summit in Melbourne highlighted a plethora of opportunities are there for taking to underpin export growth of the state’s $13.14 billion agricultural industry.

AgriVictoria guest speakers to connect the paddock to the plate

Monday, 30 May, 2016

Attendees at the AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity Summit on Thursday 9 June in Melbourne will have the unique opportunity to hear the story of one of Australia’s up-and-coming agribusiness innovators.

2016 Australian International Beer Awards Winners Announced

Friday, 20 May, 2016

The 2016 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) most prestigious honours have been taken out by Western Australia’s Gage Roads Brewing Company and the Boston Beer Company from Massachusetts, USA in an exciting year of beer for Australian and US brewers.

From the sheep’s back to the footy field and high fashion - Australian Wool Innovation to weave its magic at Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria

Friday, 20 May, 2016

The Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria Gala Dinner will be opened in style when the latest fashions – from the footy field to the high street – presented by Australian Wool Innovation take to the catwalk.

Applications Open! Become an RASV sponsored delegate at the 2016 RASC Conference

Friday, 20 May, 2016

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to offer the following exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic young person, up to 40 years of age, to attend the 2016 Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) Conference to be held in Singapore, representing the RASV as a Next Generation delegate.

Victorian farmers urged to voice technology needs at the AgriVictoria Summit

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016

Australian precision agriculture expert Professor David Lamb (pictured) is calling on Victoria’s farmers to have their say about on-farm technology at the 2016 AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity Summit on Thursday 9 June in Melbourne.

AgriVictoria Summit to discuss capital investment growth required in agriculture

Monday, 16 May, 2016

Innovative approaches for securing such investment will come under the spotlight at the AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity Summit on 9 June 2016 at Melbourne’s Park Hyatt, with industry expert ANZ Head of Agribusiness Mark Bennett to lead the debate.

Former Sheep Pavilion

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016

Heritage Victoria recently approved the demolition of the former Sheep Pavilion following a lengthy application and approval process which commenced in July 2015.

Search is on for Emerging Leaders in Victorian Agriculture with award nominations open

Friday, 06 May, 2016

The 2016 Emerging Leaders in Victorian Agriculture (ELVA) awards, conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is open for entries, with employers, family and friends encouraged to nominate young industry participants for the $10,000 prize.

2016 AIBA Presentation Dinner tickets selling fast!

Wednesday, 04 May, 2016

This is the last week to purchase tickets to see the best in brewing at the 2016 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) Presentation Dinner on Thursday, 19 May.

Limeburners Distillery Named Australian Distiller of the Year

Friday, 22 Apr, 2016

Western Australia’s Limeburners Distillery has been announced as Australian Distiller of the Year, taking home a total of three trophies including the title of Champion Whisky for the second year running and Champion Small Batch Spirit at the 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA).

The Inaugural Australian Food Awards to Launch in 2016

Tuesday, 19 Apr, 2016

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced a new opportunity for Australian food producers with the launch of the Australian Food Awards.

Renew your RASV membership today for 2016/17 and reap the benefits

Monday, 11 Apr, 2016

Renew your RASV membership before 1 June 2016 to reap the benefits of the Early Bird offer and go into the draw to win an award-winning food and beverage prize pack valued at over $500!

2016 Royal Melbourne Poultry Show Judging Panel Announced

Monday, 11 Apr, 2016

RASV is delighted to announce that esteemed Poultry Judge, Mr Peter Gooch will be presiding over the Bantam Softfeather Light Section at this year’s Royal Melbourne Poultry Show.

Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show Welcomes New Judges & Prize

Monday, 11 Apr, 2016

The 2016 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show, to be held from 9-10 July, is shaping up to be an exciting event, with the announcement of highly experienced judges and a new prize on offer.

Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria scores AFL legend Kevin Sheedy as guest speaker

Monday, 11 Apr, 2016

AFL legend and farming advocate Kevin Sheedy will kick some goals for rural Victoria as the key note speaker for the 2016 Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria gala dinner in June at Melbourne’s Docklands.

Book now for the 2016 AgriVictoria Summit and Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria

Friday, 18 Mar, 2016

Tickets go on sale today for two of Victoria’s premier agricultural events held in partnership between RASV and the Victorian Farmer’s Federation, on Thursday, 9 June 2016: AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity Summit at the Melbourne Park Hyatt, followed by the Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria Gala Dinner at Central Pier, Docklands.

Tarcombe Herefords named 2016 McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year Champion

Thursday, 17 Mar, 2016

After two solid days of judging across North-East Victoria, the 2016 McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year champion has been named with father and son team Robert and Tim Hayes of Tarcombe Herefords awarded the prestigious honour.

Eight Champion AICA Trophies Awarded

Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2016

Eight Champion Trophies were presented to winners from Western Australia, Victoria, ACT, Queensland and Indonesia at last night’s Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA), including the inaugural winner of the Cold Brew Coffee and Direct Trade or Microlot Coffee Trophies, and the highly coveted Champion Australian and Champion International Roasters.

ADSA and AIBA programmes offer new trophies in 2016

Thursday, 18 Feb, 2016

RASV has added two new trophies for the 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) and Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) to ensure these world class award programmes remain relevant, valuable and credible to participants whilst reflecting industry trends, production techniques and consumer interest.

McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year heads to North-East Victoria next month

Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2016

The McLennan-McColl Victorian Flock of the Year competition, presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) in partnership with Merino Victoria, heads to North-East Victoria next week with nine properties entered into the prestigious competition.

Media Release: Boonaroo Angus named 2016 RASV Heifer Challenge Champion

Monday, 08 Feb, 2016

After being named a finalist last year, Boonaroo Angus of Corndale in South West Victoria has stepped up to take the title of 2016 Champion in The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) Heifer Challenge, as part of the 25th annual Stock & Land Beef Week.

Media Release: Small Batch Spirits to be recognised at 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards with entries now open

Monday, 01 Feb, 2016

The 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) is open for entries, with the introduction of the Champion Australian Small Batch Spirit Trophy and three new classes in the second year of this prestigious event.

RASV Heifer Challenge hits the road as part of Beef Week

Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2016

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) Heifer Challenge has hit the road today as part of Stock & Land Beef Week, with Competition Judge Bob Dent to visit over 45 properties across the course of nine days.

The on-farm competition, which recognises excellence in herd replacement females in seed stock operation throughout Victoria and into Southern New South Wales, is part of RASV’s ongoing commitment to the promotion and celebration of excellence in agriculture.

Be part of The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) 2016 marketing campaign

Friday, 22 Jan, 2016

Be part of The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) 2016 marketing campaign and represent the Victorian agricultural industry.

RASV is calling for expressions of interest from members and exhibitors to take part in a photo shoot, highlighting Victoria’s agricultural industry.

Shirlinn Icy Eve named Australia’s Grand Champion in RASV Dairy Interbreed Competition

Thursday, 21 Jan, 2016

Shirlinn Jerseys, Tamworth NSW 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 Shirlinn Icy Eve, presented for the first time as part of International Dairy Week (IDW) earlier today.

Schools encouraged to enter Royal Melbourne Show Schools Poultry Competition

Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2016

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has opened entries for the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show Schools Poultry Competition, providing students with the hands-on experience of raising and caring for young poultry. 

RASV attend the Australian Distillers Association conference

Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2015

RASV was represented at this month’s Australian Distillers Association (ADA) Conference in Margaret River by the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) Event Manager, Damian Nieuwesteeg.  

RASV Member package developed for 2016 Summer Horse Show

Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2015

Equine Productions, with RASV, have developed a great value membership package designed to enhance RASV members’ experience at the 2016 Summer Horse Show, to be held from 22-26 January at Werribee Park Equestrian Centre.

RASV participates in Trade Mission to Indonesia

Friday, 20 Nov, 2015

RASV participated in the largest Austrade supported mission to Indonesia, with over 360 delegates and Government Ministers led by Australia's Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, AO.

McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year heads to North East Victoria

Friday, 13 Nov, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year competition, supported by Merino Victoria, will head to North East Victoria in March 2016, after the success of this year’s event in Gippsland.

Prestigious RASV Dairy Interbreed to be awarded at 2016 IDW

Friday, 30 Oct, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) highly coveted Interbreed Champion will for the first time be presented as part of International Dairy Week (IDW) in Tatura, 17-21 January 2016.

2015 Royal Melbourne Show

Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2015

The success of the 2015 Royal Melbourne Show has provided a boost to Victorian agriculture, through high numbers of participation across competitions and delivery of an estimated $240m in value to the state of Victoria.

Royal Melbourne Show Blue Ribbon Winners

Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2015

The 2015 Royal Melbourne Show saw high levels of entries across the blue ribbon competitions, including Sheep, Beef Cattle, Beef Carcase, Horses, Dogs, Woodchip and Art, Craft and Cookery, which saw a high quality of exhibitors and exhibits compete for the coveted prizes. View all the major prize winners.

Royal Melbourne Wine Awards to participate in Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair

Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2015

For the first time, the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) will be showcased at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair to be held from November 5-7.

RASV Emerging Leaders take place on Ministerial Advisory Group

Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2015

An expert team of young industry participants have been assembled for the Andrews Government Young Farmers Ministerial Advisory Council.  Announced this week the panel includes two previous winners of the RASV Emerging Leaders in Victorian Agriculture awards, in a testament to the value of the awards.

Tasmania’s Home Hill Wines’ double victory at Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Friday, 16 Oct, 2015

Tasmanian winery Home Hill Wines, located in the Huon Valley, has taken home two major trophies at the 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA), including the highly coveted Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red, with their 2014 Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir.

2015 Royal Melbourne Show delivers giant boost to Victorian Agribusiness

Tuesday, 29 Sep, 2015

Victoria’s largest community event, the Royal Melbourne Show, closes today delivering an estimated $240 million to Victoria’s economy and connecting more than 440,000 visitors to the state’s booming agribusiness sector.

Sheep Competition sees significant entries increase

Tuesday, 15 Sep, 2015

The Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition has seen a significant increase in entries for the 2015 event, with 621 sheep participating, up 46% on the previous year.

Media Release: Youth focus attracts high entry numbers for Royal Melbourne Show competitions

Monday, 14 Sep, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) says a strong focus on attracting youth to the 2015 Royal Melbourne Show, through its livestock competitions and agricultural awards, has proven successful with high numbers of young participants.

You’re invited to attend the Australasia China Cities Summit & Business Forum.

Monday, 14 Sep, 2015

During the 2015 Royal Melbourne Show, to be held from 19-29 September at Melbourne Showgrounds, a business delegation from China will be in attendance as a prelude to the China as Guest Nation exhibition at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show.

Media Release: Victoria shines in 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards

Friday, 04 Sep, 2015

Australia’s premium fine food event, the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA) presented a record 49 Trophies across 16 categories at the annual presentation dinner on Thursday 3 September.

Media Release: Ian Nash rules the roost at the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show

Monday, 13 Jul, 2015

Teesdale’s Ian Nash has taken home the coveted G.J Sheppard Memorial Award for Supreme Champion in Show at the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show over the weekend.

Media Release: Kurrawa takes home top titles at the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

Monday, 13 Jul, 2015

Family-owned Kurrawa Alpacas, located  in Bellbrae, has taken home the top titles of Supreme Champion Huacaya for Kurrawa Legends Armed N Dangerous and Supreme Champion Suri for Kurrawa Ready Aim Fire, at the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show on the weekend.

Media Release: Congratulations to Jonathan Dyer on his 2015 Nuffield Scholarship

Friday, 10 Jul, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria would like to congratulate next generation
farmer, Jonathan Dyer, on his 2015 Nuffield Scholarship.

Media Release: Free fun this weekend at the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

Thursday, 09 Jul, 2015

The third annual Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show is on this Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 of July and visitors can come and see the unique and adorable animals vying for a coveted blue ribbon free of charge.

The Royal Melbourne Wine Awards to honour Vermouth for the first time

Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Entry for The 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) is now open and the Awards will this year introduce a new trophy for the Best Vermouth to recognise its growing popularity in Australia.

Media Release: Next Generation Farmers Called to Step Up to the Challenge

Friday, 26 Jun, 2015

Next generation farmers are being invited to show off their agricultural skills for the chance to represent Victoria in the Young Farmer Challenge with entries now open.

Media Release: AgriVictoria: State of Opportunity Summit Explores Future Potential of Victorian Industries

Friday, 26 Jun, 2015

The AgriVictoria State of Opportunity Summit, held for the first time in Melbourne earlier this month, drew over 240 agribusiness professionals and boasted an array of notable speakers, placing itself as an unparalleled opportunity to forge vital domestic and international industry connections.

Media Release: Heart of Victoria Dinner Gives Guests a Taste of Victoria’s Finest

Friday, 26 Jun, 2015

The third annual Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria dinner brought together 650 industry stakeholders to recognise the importance of Victoria’s agricultural industry and the future of Australia’s emerging trade and investment opportunities.

Held on Thursday 11 June at Central Pier, Docklands, guests had the chance to sample some of Victoria’s finest produce and join distinguished industry influencers.

Media release: White Suffolk to feature in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition

Thursday, 18 Jun, 2015

To celebrate the breed’s 30th anniversary, the White Suffolk will be the feature in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition.

Media Release: RASV offering $10,000 travel bursary to young dairy handlers

Thursday, 18 Jun, 2015

Cementing its strong commitment to future development, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) will this year award one young dairy participant with a $10,000 travel bursary through the 2015 Dairy Youth Handlers’ Travel Scholarship, with entries now open.

Media Release: Canadian Brian Carscadden announced as RASV Dairy judge

Thursday, 28 May, 2015

In an exciting development, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has appointed highly regarded international judge Brian Carscadden, Canada, to assess this year’s Dairy Youth Handlers Classic and All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer competitions held during the Royal Melbourne Show in September, with entries now open.

Media Release: RASV looks to reward Victoria’s Emerging Leaders

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Last year’s Emerging Leader in Victorian Agriculture (ELVA) Award winner, Tatyoon-based Fashion Designer Leila Sweeney, says her aim is to create a clothing collection using wool grown, spun and knitted in Australia. Her award win is helping turn her goal into reality as she plans to use her ELVA prize money to buy the necessary equipment.

Media Release: Liquid Gold - The winners of the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards revealed

Friday, 22 May, 2015

The winners of Champion Australian Beer and Champion International Beer have been named at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) Presentation Dinner last night, with Mountain Goat Beer from Victoria awarded for its Barley Wine – Barrel Beer, part of their Rare Breed range, and Lion Beer Spirits Wine, New Zealand for its Speight’s 5 Malt Old Dark...

Royal Melbourne Show competitions open this month!

Friday, 01 May, 2015

Be part of Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show, for your chance to win a coveted blue ribbon with a number of competitions open for entry this month! With competitions across beef cattle, dairy, sheep, goats, horses, dogs, woodchop and art, craft and cookery, RASV members can receive discounts on a number of entry fees!

From pool to paddock: Giaan Rooney to share her story at premier Victorian agricultural industry event

Thursday, 30 Apr, 2015

Australian Olympic icon Giaan Rooney is set to represent the $12 billion Victorian agricultural industry at the upcoming Heart of Victoria gala dinner on June 11, 2015...

Congratulations to RASV members on their Sydney Royal Easter Show wins!

Monday, 27 Apr, 2015

RASV congratulates a number of RASV members and competition participants who were successful in last month’s Sydney Royal Easter Show taking home top prizes in the Cattle, Sheep, Poultry and Woodchop competitions!

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards: Nine additional categories open for entries

Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2015

Nine additional categories of Australia’s premium fine food competition, the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA), open for entries today, with judging to take place in June and July...

Media Release: International judge to preside over 2015 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has secured internationally recognised and highly respected judge Sara Jane Maclennan to preside over the 2015 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show, held on the weekend of July 11-12 at Melbourne Showgrounds, with entries open today.

Media Release: Tickets to Victoria’s inaugural AgriVictoria summit go on sale

Wednesday, 01 Apr, 2015

The AgriVictoria State of Opportunity inaugural summit is being held on 11 June, 2015 and will bring together Victorian farmers, producers and industry professionals from across the food and fibre value chains.

Media Release: Tickets to Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria annual gala dinner now on sale

Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Victoria’s $12 billion dollar agricultural economy will be recognised and celebrated at the upcoming Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria annual gala dinner...

2015 McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year awarded to SF & RK Davidson

Monday, 16 Mar, 2015

The McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year competition, presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria in partnership with Merino Victoria, completed judging on Friday with ‘SF & RK Davidson’ owners Garry and Kaye Davidson named the 2015 Victorian Flock of the Year winners.

Media Release: RASV appoints Angie Bradbury as Chair of Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Friday, 13 Mar, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has appointed leading wine marketing and communications consultant Angie Bradbury as Chair of the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA), in her second year as a committee member.

Media release: Announcing the 2015 Australian International Coffee Awards winners

Thursday, 12 Mar, 2015

The results are in for the 2015 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA), presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), with winners announced last night at Awards Presentation, part of the ‘MICE Night Out’ Cocktail Party . Five major trophies have been awarded to three of Australia’s premier coffee roasters and one of Indonesia’s best.

Media release: Australia’s Top Tipples Revealed at Awards Presentation Last Night

Friday, 06 Mar, 2015

The results are in for the inaugural Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA), with seven major trophies handed out to the country’s top distillers last night during the official awards ceremony held in Melbourne.

Media Release: McLennan-McColl Victorian Flock of the Year heads to Gippsland

Thursday, 05 Mar, 2015

The McLennan-McColl Victorian Flock of the Year competition, presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria in partnership with Merino Victoria, heads to Gippsland next week with eight properties entered into the prestigious competition.

AgriVictoria summit explores emerging global investment opportunities

Tuesday, 03 Mar, 2015

The inaugural AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity summit to be held on 11 June 2015 will explore vital domestic and international connections, new innovations and provide real business solutions for Victorian farmers, producers and industry professionals from across food and fibre value chains.

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards - Cocktail recipes

Sunday, 01 Mar, 2015

Judging for the 2015 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards was completed earlier this week...

‘Winning Tastes’ awarded medals - Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards

Sunday, 01 Mar, 2015

The 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards autumn programme kicked off judging last week...

First judge appointed for Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

Wednesday, 25 Feb, 2015

RASV is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally recognised Alpaca judge, Mrs Sara Jane MacLennan, who will preside over this year’s Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show.

Jack Woodburn presentation at the 2015 Beef Week Celebratory Dinner

Monday, 09 Feb, 2015

Mr Woodburn, a renowned cattle judge from Forbes, NSW said his was an enjoyable but challenging task because of the high quality of entries, evidenced by his request to increase the number of finalists this year from 10 to 12.

Connamara named 2015 RASV Heifer Challenge Champion

Friday, 06 Feb, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has named Connamara Angus of Ruffy the 2015 RASV Heifer Challenge Champion after almost two weeks of on-farm judging across Victoria and NSW, as part of the 23rd annual Stock & Land Beef Week.

RASV President receives Australia Day honour

Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

President of The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), Mr Stephen Spargo was appointed a member of the Order of Australia General Division (AM) in the recent Australia Day honours.

RASV Heifer Challenge begins as part of Beef Week

Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is an enthusiastic supporter of Beef Week (Tuesday 27 January- Wednesday 4 February) in 2015 through the Heifer Challenge competition.

First judges for 2015 Royal Melbourne Poultry Show announced

Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

The 2015 Royal Melbourne Poultry Show is shaping up to be a spectacular event with RASV pleased to announce the first of the nationally recognised judges for this year’s competition.

Renowned international coffee producer joins AICA judging panel

Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

The 2015 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) will be bolstered by the exciting addition of guest international judge Aida Batlle, a fifth generation coffee producer from El Salvador, to the panel.

Awards in ‘High Spirits’ at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

With entries now closed for the inaugural Australian Distilled Spirits Awards and judging to commence in February, tickets are on sale for ‘High Spirits’, a special cocktail function held as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, where the winners will be announced.

Whitmere Lollipop Awarded 2015 Royal Melbourne Horse Show Best Of Show Championship

Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

The prestigious 2015 Royal Melbourne Horse Show Best of Show Champion has been awarded to Whitmere Lollipop exhibited by Michelle Labahn of Healesville, VIC.

2015 Flock of the Year

Monday, 15 Dec, 2014

RASV’s Flock of the Year competition, supported by Merino Victoria, will be held in March 2015 with Gippsland the selected region for the event.

2015 Royal Melbourne Poultry Show

Monday, 15 Dec, 2014

Following the success of the 2014 Royal Melbourne Poultry Show, RASV is pleased to announce the official dates for the 2015 competition will be 11-12 July to be held in the Agricultural Hall, (Building 10) at Melbourne Showgrounds.

2015 Royal Melbourne Horse Show

Friday, 12 Dec, 2014

The 2015 Royal Melbourne Horse Show will be held next month from Friday January 23- Monday January 26, 2015 at Werribee Park with members welcome to attend, receiving complimentary admission and parking.

Media Release: RASV announces innovative new dairy program

Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2014

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced exciting new developments in its dairy program to stimulate further growth and help advance the Victorian dairy industry.

2015 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2014

A new awards program has been developed recognising the growing national spirits and liqueurs industry with the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) opening for entry on 2 December.

2015 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show dates announced

Tuesday, 09 Dec, 2014

Following increased entries at the 2014 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show, RASV is pleased to announce the official dates for the 2015 competition will be the 11-12 July to be held in the Boulevard Pavilion, (Building 4) at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

2015 Australian International Coffee Awards- Entries now open

Monday, 08 Dec, 2014

Entries are currently open for the 2015 Australian International Coffee Awards. The esteemed panel of judges under the guidance of Head Judge Peter Wolff (Wolff Coffee Roasters) will be on the lookout for the best coffee roasters in Australia and around the world.

Congratulations to Blue Ribbon winners

Wednesday, 05 Nov, 2014

The RASV greatly appreciates and values the participation of all exhibitors and congratulates all winners on their success. Learn more about the 2014 Royal Melbourne Show Blue Ribbon winners.

2015 Royal Melbourne Horse Show Entries Open

Wednesday, 29 Oct, 2014

Entries to the 2015 Royal Melbourne Horse Show, Australia’s largest horse breed show are now open with RASV members receiving a discount on fees. To be held 23-26 January, 2015 at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, the Royal Melbourne Horse Show is a prestigious event promoting and benchmarking breeds over four days of competition.

2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards winners announced

Tuesday, 28 Oct, 2014

The results for the 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) were announced on Thursday 16 October following an extensive week of judging and tasting of the 3,183 wines entered.

RASV sponsors Australian Farm Institute Conference

Sunday, 26 Oct, 2014

The Australian Farm Institute will hold its annual ‘Roundtable Conference’ at the Melbourne Park Hyatt 12-13 November, with RASV a gold member and bronze sponsor for this event.

26th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference and Tour

Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014

RASV Directors, staff and representatives attended the 26th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference and Tour, hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) earlier this month.

Attendees rate their Show experience highly

Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

2014 Royal Melbourne Show attendees have rated their event experience very highly in the post-event research that was conducted by IER on behalf of the RASV.

Media Release: South Australian winery awarded prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy

Thursday, 16 Oct, 2014

The coveted Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy has been awarded tonight to the S.C. Pannell Adelaide Hills Syrah 2013, as part of the 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV)...

The inaugural School Poultry Competition a success

Sunday, 05 Oct, 2014

In its inaugural year at the Royal Melbourne Show, the Schools Poultry Competition Egg Laying section was encouraging, with schools from Victoria and interstate taking part.

Livestock Blue Ribbon Winners Honour Roll

Saturday, 04 Oct, 2014

Over the 12 days of the 2014 Royal Melbourne Show, more than 650 beef cattle, 500 sheep, 40 goats and 140 fleeces with their exhibitors competed to win a coveted blue ribbon.

Fine Food Industry Announces 46 Champion Trophy winners in National Awards

Wednesday, 24 Sep, 2014

The 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA) trophy results have been announced, with 46 trophies awarded at a ceremony held in the Tastes of Victoria Pavilion at the Royal Melbourne Show on 22 September.

The presentation was a celebration of both the Autumn and Spring programmes recognising the best of the best in fine food production and manufacturing across Australia.

2014 Royal Melbourne Dairy Show

Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

With more than 400 dairy cattle entered for competition including Ayrshire, Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Illawarra and Brown Swiss breeds, the event celebrated quality and provided a platform for industry promotion.

Uncorked: Tastes the best wines in Australia

Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Just a week after the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, on Friday 24 October, 6pm – 10pm Uncorked is the only opportunity to try all the winning wines in one place.

Lose your heart to an alpaca with introductory sessions and youth parades

Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

With introductory parader sessions, trainers will be on hand to guide participants as they lead an alpaca through a simple course on The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion judging ring in this hands-on experience.

See the Beef Cattle and Carcase competitions

Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014

The Beef Cattle and Beef Carcase competitions will be a highlight of this year’s coveted blue ribbon program with an increase in entered exhibits across both competitions.

Celebrate all things fibre and fleece at Wool Day!

Friday, 12 Sep, 2014

Be part of Wool Day, presented by Elders, at the Royal Melbourne Show on Friday 26 September, and celebrate the harvesting, processing and end products of Australia’s fine fibre.

Clydesdales - Centenary of Royal Melbourne Show Champions

Thursday, 11 Sep, 2014

This year the Royal Melbourne Show celebrates 100 years since the first Clydesdale Champion was awarded. Visitors can be part of the celebrations with a range of activities to celebrate the milestone.

World Class Entertainment at the 2014 Royal Melbourne Show

Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2014

This year’s Royal Melbourne Show will host an incredible line-up of local and international talent. Whether it is the atmosphere of the Herald Sun Entertainment Dome, the high octane thrills of the Coca-Cola Arena or the wonderment of the family shows, there will be something for everyone!

Women In Food & Agriculture

Tuesday, 09 Sep, 2014

After the success of the inaugural event in 2013, the Women in Food & Agriculture Lunch is a must attend event for women who are working in the Victorian food and fibre industry or who are lovers of food and the land.

Agribusiness Leaders Lunch

Monday, 08 Sep, 2014

The 2014 Agribusiness Luncheon including the presentation of the RASV Emerging Leader Awards has proven to be hugely popular with the event already a sellout.

Young Producers Plate Up at Harvest Bar

Sunday, 07 Sep, 2014

The first weekend of the Royal Melbourne Show will celebrate emerging leaders in the agriculture and fibre industry through a number of events and initiatives tailored to young producers including the Young Producers Plate Up at Harvest Bar function.

Horses in Action Competitor Celebration

Saturday, 06 Sep, 2014

The Horses in Action Competitor Celebration is an opportunity for those involved in the program to enjoy a fun, social evening with family and friends, fellow competitors and competition officials.

2014 Tastes of Victoria Pavilion

Friday, 05 Sep, 2014

Highlighting the best producers and medal winners across all award competitions, there is truly something for every food lover.

Melbourne Showgrounds ‘greener than ever’ after 400-panel solar power installation.

Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014

The new 400 panel system installed on the RASV administration building is large enough to power 28 homes, will cut the RASV’s administration power costs by 40% and reduce the carbon footprint by 172 tonnes per year.

Royal Melbourne Show Wool Day

Monday, 25 Aug, 2014

Be part of Wool Day, proudly presented by Elders, at the Royal Melbourne Show on Friday 26 September, and celebrate the harvesting, processing and end products of Australia’s fine fibre.

Young Farmer’s Challenge - Entries Still Open

Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014

Entries are open for the 2014 Young Farmer’s Challenge State Finals! With previous State Champions (2012) Dean/Newlyn already registered for this year’s competition, it’s time to get your team entry in and be part of the action!

Mercure North Melbourne – Special RASV Member Rate!

Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

RASV members receive a 20% discount, year round, on Mercure North Melbourne’s best available rate at the time of booking and reduced rates on breakfast and parking!

2014 Royal Melbourne Show

Monday, 18 Aug, 2014

The 2014 Royal Melbourne Show is shaping up to be a spectacular event, with high levels of interest and participation in the blue ribbon competitions and amazing lineup of entertainment.

RASV proud to be part of the Australian Sheep & Wool Show

Wednesday, 13 Aug, 2014

As part of the RASV sponsorship of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, members of the RASV Agriculture Development Team attended the event in Bendigo, celebrating the successes of the sheep and wool industry.

Young sheep producers celebrate success

Tuesday, 12 Aug, 2014

Congratulations to Daniel Rogers, Mt Yulong Merino Stud, Telangatuk East in Victoria for winning the Young Stud Masters Muster, at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo.

Victoria Wins the National Merino Pairs

Monday, 11 Aug, 2014

The RASV congratulates Rock-Bank Merinos, Victoria Valley, for taking out the National Merino Pair title for the fourth time at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show, sponsored by RASV.

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards – Buyers Event

Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014

In a new initiative the RASV recently coordinated a buyers matching event for medallists of the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA).

Royal Melbourne Alpaca and Alpaca Fleece Show

Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Congratulations to all the winners at the Royal Melbourne Alpaca and Alpaca Fleece Shows, held at Melbourne Showgrounds on the weekend of the 12 and 13 July

Royal Melbourne Poultry Show Winners

Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

The RASV congratulates Mr Charles Smith and his Australorp Black Pullet for being awarded the G. J. Sheppard trophy for Supreme Bird in Show at this year’s Royal Melbourne Poultry Show.

Stock & Land Celebrates 100 years

Saturday, 05 Jul, 2014

The RASV was proud to sponsor the Stock & Land Centenary Dinner held on Friday 4 July at Melbourne Showgrounds.

F’ewe’ture Sheep Farming 2014

Thursday, 03 Jul, 2014

RASV recently attended the BestWool/BestLamb Annual Conference last week to engage with producers and industry professionals, and to further understand current issues facing the sector.

Royal Melbourne Alpaca and Alpaca Fleece Show

Wednesday, 02 Jul, 2014

Alpaca breeders and public are invited to attend the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show. Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 July at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Attend the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show

Tuesday, 01 Jul, 2014

Don’t miss the chance to see more than 1,600 birds on display at the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show, Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 July.

Royal Melbourne Wine Awards - Entries Open

Tuesday, 01 Jul, 2014

Entries are now open for the 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards!

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards Spring Program Judging Underway

Monday, 30 Jun, 2014

Judging for the Spring program of the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA) is well underway with a number of categories already judged!

Sheep Competition Entries Now Open

Sunday, 29 Jun, 2014

The 2014 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep competition will feature merino classes, 60th anniversary of the Poll Dorsets and the Border Leicester Feature Show!

2014 Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference - Brisbane

Wednesday, 25 Jun, 2014

The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) will welcome delegates to Brisbane for the 26th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference in October 2014.

Top Choppers Enter the 2014 Woodchop Championships

Monday, 09 Jun, 2014

Some of the world’s finest axemen and women from around Australia and the globe will be competing at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show Woodchop Championships.

Young Victorian Farmers Called to Enter Challenge

Friday, 06 Jun, 2014

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is encouraging teams of young farmers aged 16 to 30 to enter the Young Farmer Challenge.

RMFFA Entries Extended : The search for Australia’s finest foods continues

Thursday, 29 May, 2014

The RASV has announced that online entries for the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA), Australia’s premium fine food awards, will be extended to 6 June 2014.

Australian International Beer Awards Winners Announced

Friday, 23 May, 2014

The 2014 AIBA winners have been announced at a prestigious presentation dinner in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, 22 May.

Australasian Roasters triumph at the Australian International Coffee Awards

Friday, 16 May, 2014

Roasters from Australia and New Zealand have taken home the top accolades at the 2014 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).

Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria Dinner

Wednesday, 14 May, 2014

RASV members save 20% on tickets for the highly anticipated Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria dinner, presented by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) and the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) on Thursday, 12 June at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Australian International Beer Awards Judging

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

Judging for the 2014 AIBA took place at Melbourne Showgrounds in the last week of April where over 40 judges assessed more than 1,500 beers from 31 countries.

RASV Member and exhibitor success at Sydney Royal

Monday, 12 May, 2014

The RASV wishes to congratulate all members and exhibitors for their successes at the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show from Beef Cattle to Poultry and Alpaca competitions.

Victorian Victory at ALPA National Finals

Sunday, 11 May, 2014

Victorians win the Australian Livestock and Property Association Young Auctioneers National Finals at Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Young Farmer Challenge National Final

Saturday, 10 May, 2014

Congratulations to ‘The South Gippy Milking Legends’ who competed in the Young Farmer Challenge National Final at Sydney Royal Easter Show last month.

Stud Beef Victoria Handlers Camp

Saturday, 10 May, 2014

Learn more about the commercial world of cattle breeding and showing at the 2014 Stud Beef Victoria Handlers Camp in July.

Win one nights’ accommodation for two at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands

Friday, 09 May, 2014

Win one nights’ luxury accommodation at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands, valued at $230.

Alpaca Entry Discounts Announced

Friday, 09 May, 2014

The RASV is pleased to announce that breeders will receive a discount on all entries when they enter the 2014 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show by 5pm on Friday, 23 May 2014.

RASV provides a voice for Australian Agriculture

Thursday, 08 May, 2014

Last month the RASV submitted a response to the Federal Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper addressing three critical areas in agriculture.

Entries open for the 2014 Horses in Action program in a milestone year

Friday, 02 May, 2014

This year marks two significant milestones – the 100 year anniversary of the first Clydesdale Championship and the 80 year anniversary of the prestigious Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout.

Victorian Farmers Markets

Thursday, 01 May, 2014

Sign up for the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association’s weekly newsletter for your chance to win an Essteele cookware set valued at $549.95

Art, Craft & Cookery competition entries now open

Thursday, 01 May, 2014

The RASV is pleased to announce entries are now open for the 2014 Royal Melbourne Show Art, Craft & Cookery competition.

The search for Australia’s finest foods - entries now open

Tuesday, 29 Apr, 2014

Online entries for the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards are now open.

Hamilton local awarded RASV Emerging Leader Scholarship

Monday, 28 Apr, 2014

Hamilton local Tom Upton has been awarded the RASV Emerging Leader Scholarship for his commitment to agriculture.

WIN tickets to the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures!

Tuesday, 08 Apr, 2014

Enter for your chance to win two adult zip line tickets at the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, valued at $230.

2014/15 Membership Renewal

Monday, 07 Apr, 2014

Members are advised that renewal notices have been sent out for the 2014/15 membership year. Renew before 1 July to receive bonus rewards valued up to $95 and be entered into the draw to win two nights accommodation at Seven Hills, Tallarook, valued at $700!

Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA)

Monday, 07 Apr, 2014

Judging for the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) takes place at Melbourne Showgrounds during the last week in April. The winners will be announced during Good Beer Week at the AIBA Presentation Dinner.

2014 AIBA Presentation Dinner – Special Member Price

Monday, 07 Apr, 2014

RASV Members’ save $50 on tickets to the 2014 AIBA Presentation Dinner, Thursday 22 May at Peninsula, Docklands. Taste a variety of the finest beers from all around the world and enjoy a sumptuous three course meal created by three of Melbourne’s best chefs…

Royal Melbourne Poultry Show Entries Open 10 April

Sunday, 06 Apr, 2014

Entries open Thursday 10 April for the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show (RMPS) to be held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July. The RASV is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2014 RMPS...

ABARES Outlook Conference

Sunday, 06 Apr, 2014

The 2014 ABARES Outlook conference focused on emerging opportunities for Australian agriculture in evolving export markets, agricultures economic outlook and commodity forecasts, and explored the challenges of productivity and infrastructure within the sector.

Entries Open for 2014 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show

Friday, 04 Apr, 2014

The RASV is calling on alpaca breeders from across Australia to enter the 2014 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show held on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 July at Melbourne Showgrounds.

AIBA Appoints New Interim Head Judge

Thursday, 03 Apr, 2014

Little Creatures head brewer Warren Pawsey has been appointed interim head judge for this year’s Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).

Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria bigger and better in 2014

Friday, 21 Mar, 2014
The premiere event in Australian agriculture is back in 2014 – “Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria”.

AIBA Unveils 2014 Collaborator Brew 'Land Of Plenty'

Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

This year the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) has for the first time invited three Australian Champion Breweries to create its collaborator brew.

RASV and VFF Partner for the 2014 'Agriculture: Heart of Victoria'

Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) and Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) announce plans for the 2014 Heart of Victoria.

Flock Of The Year seminar at ‘Wirrinourt’

Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

The RASV conducted a ‘Flock of the Year’ seminar at ‘Wirrinourt’ on 26 February in collaboration with AWI, Merino Victoria and local industry participants.

RASV contributes to Australian Farm Institutes future research priorities

Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

Key members of the agribusiness community recently met in Sydney to identify future research priorities for the Australian Farm Institute.

Have your say: Opportunity to contribute to Agricultural White Paper

Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

RASV members who are involved in agriculture are encouraged to have their say to help grow the competitiveness, farm-gate profitability and prosperity of the sector.

Autumn Flavours Wow Judges at the Fine Food Awards

Monday, 03 Mar, 2014

An outstanding 15 champion trophies and 223 medals were awarded at this years Autumn Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA).

RASV receives positive response to Dairy Expo plan

Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014

RASV’s proposal to deliver a large scale dairy event supported in principle by government and industry.

Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show Dates Announced

Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2014

Second annual Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show to be held alongside the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2014 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Royal Melbourne Poultry Show is back in 2014

Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014

The second annual Royal Melbourne Poultry Show to be held at Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2014.

Schools Poultry Competition - Entries Open

Tuesday, 04 Feb, 2014

This year's Royal Melbourne Show will feature the inaugural Schools Poultry Competition.

Otway View Eloise steals the spotlight at the 2014 Royal Melbourne Horse Show

Tuesday, 28 Jan, 2014

Shetland pony Otway View Eloise, exhibited by Sally and Monique Centrone, has been awarded the prestigious Best of Show Championship at the 2014 Royal Melbourne Horse Show.

Bundles of bird breeds on display at the Royal Melbourne Poultry Show

Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), The Royal Melbourne Poultry Show is on this Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 of July, and will boast a wide variety of breeds on display.

Prestigious RASV Dairy Interbreed to be awarded at 2016 IDW

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) highly coveted Interbreed Champion will for the first time be presented as part of International Dairy Week (IDW) in Tatura, 17-21 January 2016.

Promote your Australian Food Awards win at Fine Food Australia

The Victorian Government will again host Food and Beverage Trade Week from 14 - 17 September 2016, to coincide with Fine Food Australia.

Connect and Engage at the Australia China Business Leaders Forum

An exceptional opportunity network with over 200 China delegates… The Sister Cities, Business and Investment (Australia China Business & Investment Forum) is a dynamic and interactive platform for participants in business corporations, industry associations and regional and local government from Australasia and China.