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, the competition awards some of the country’s most prestigious prizes and trophies including the Interbreed Supreme Beef Exhibit.
This year, RASV welcomes experienced cattle judge, David Bondfield to the 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 Queensland 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.
With producers, brokers and industry body representatives in attendance, the Beef Cattle Competition celebrates the contribution breeders make to agriculture.
Entries close on Friday, July 28, with judging to take place in the Livestock Pavilion from Saturday, September 30 to Tuesday, October 3.
Entries are also open for the Show Beef Carcase Competition, with exhibitors vying for the country’s most prestigious interbreed steer and carcase award, the Borthwick Trophy.
Entries for the Beef Carcase Competition will close on Friday, July 21, with judging to take place on September 25 and 26.
For more information or to enter online visit www.rasv.com.au.