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Entries now open for 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Beef Cattle Competition

Entries are now open for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Beef Cattle Competition, with Speckle Park as the feature breed.

The competition offers participants the opportunity to benchmark their livestock, receive invaluable feedback from some of the industry’s most respected judges and be exposed to hundreds of thousands of Show attendees.

Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the competition awards some of the country’s most prestigious prizes and trophies including the RASV Interbreed Supreme Beef Exhibit.

This year, RASV is delighted to welcome experienced cattle judge, David Bondfield to the Royal Melbourne Show Beef Cattle Competition as judge of the Speckle Park Feature Show.

Mr Bondfield’s family were among the first breeders of Charolais in Australia, operating the Palgrove stud on properties across QLD and NSW.

He has also judged stud and commercial cattle at every major Royal Show in Australia, national breed shows in New Zealand, Canada, USA and Scotland and has judged World Hereford, Braford, Galloway, Charolais and Limousin Conferences.

Winner of Supreme Speckle Park Exhibit in 2016, Jason Keays of Fish Creek Farm Speckle Park said winning at the Royal Melbourne Show has been the highlight of their stud breeding business to date.

 “We value the Royal Melbourne Show as the best agricultural show in Australia and winning has showcased our stud to beef breeders across the country and around the world,” said Mr Keays.

“2017 will be an exciting year and we look forward to the Speckle Park Feature Show.”

The Royal Melbourne Show delivers an exceptional exhibitor experience, with the highest calibre of judges, exhibitor facilities and results technology.

With producers, brokers and industry body representatives in attendance, the Royal Melbourne Show Beef Cattle Competition celebrates the contribution breeders make to Victorian agriculture.

Entries close on Friday 28 July, with judging to take place in The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion from Saturday 30 September – Tuesday 3 October.

Entries are also open for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Beef Carcase Competition, with exhibitors vying for the country’s most prestigious interbreed steer and carcase award, the Borthwick Trophy.

Entries for the Royal Melbourne Show Beef Carcase Competition will close on Friday 21 July, with judging to take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September.

For more information or to enter online visit www.rasv.com.au.