Prized cow that wins top award at Katherine Show owned by CDU Technical Officer

A heifer named “Tessa” handled by Charles Darwin University VET Technical Officer Laura Farmer wins first place in heifer-led Class under 15 months at the Katherine Show A Katherine educator who is teaching students how to work on rural farms is trying to milk all she can out of a her very successful competitive cow. […]

Young livestock competitors get access to Online animal welfare course for free

Agricultural Shows Australia has launched a free online course to assist young livestock competitors with understanding animal welfare They seem to be a regular now at just about every agriculture show you visit, young competitors vying for the chance to be number one in several on-farm livestock handling and judging categories. Now the peak body […]

Young judges for the meat sheep breeds competition gear up for national final

Seven national finalists will face off at EKKA to compete in the prestigious annual meat sheep young judges competition The competition brings together the best young meat sheep judges aged from 15 to 25 from each state to compete at the national finals. Qualification for the national finals has been achieved through success in regional […]

Ag Shows big and small seek survival assistance

Australian Field Days

The peak body representing royal and country shows across Australia is calling on the Federal Government to invest in a support package to ensure the survival of the events beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Agricultural Shows Australia (ASA) estimates shows contribute approximately $1 billion to the national economy – a figure which has all but dried […]

Government AgShows agency provides grants to 122 regional shows

Regional agricultural show societies across Australia will share in $20 million worth of grants to renew and reinvigorate ageing show grounds through the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, said the grants would also serve as a much-needed cash injection in the wake of recent bushfires and the Covid-19 outbreak. […]

Dowerin is a powerhouse machinery Field Day in the west

The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is Western Australia’s largest Agricultural Expo and classed as being among the three largest agricultural machinery events in the country. Located in the Central Wheatbelt of WA, the event has continually expanded over the past 52 years to now welcome in excess of 25,000 visitors through its gates each […]