Entries are now open for the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Competition, with significant prize money on offer for industry participants.
Comprising the All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show and the Dairy Youth Handlers Classic, the events will be held on September 22 and will award more than $20000 in prizes.
Organised by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show is open to exhibitors aged eight years and over, and will showcase heifers to the age of 24 months.
The Dairy Youth Handlers Classic recognises the best industry participants, aged eight to 21 years, across six classes culminating in awards for junior champion parader, senior champion parader and supreme parader.
Also, as part of RASV’s commitment to offering future development opportunities and highlighting career opportunities for youth participants, the Dairy Youth Handlers’ Travel Scholarship will provide the recipient with a $10000 travel bursary to visit dairy regions in Asia, New Zealand or the United States.
Participants will have the opportunity to receive invaluable feedback from expert judges and directly connect with industry peers.
RASV chief executive officer Mark O’Sullivan said the Dairy Youth Handlers Classic was a must for young industry participants.
‘‘The Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Youth Handlers Classic provides an unmatched opportunity for dairy participants to develop their knowledge and skills, showcase their talents to a large number of show attendees and receive advice and guidance from some of the industry’s best leaders,’’ Mr O’Sullivan said.
Entries close on July 29 and can be completed online at www.rasv.com.au
RASV members are eligible for a discount on entry fees.