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The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has been inspiring excellence for over 165 years.  

RASV promotes the development of and celebrates agriculture through events which connect industry with consumers and ultimately aims to improve the quality and increase demand for Victorian agricultural produce.

RASV is a member based organisation that has a proud history of providing industry with valuable platforms to advance excellence in agriculture, primarily through conducting consistent benchmarking and high calibre award programs and events.

These award programs and events provide those with a direct involvement in primary and secondary production, particularly in Victoria, with unique opportunities to improve industry standards, establish credibility and provide market differentiation.

The Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria’s largest annual community event conducted by RASV, provides industry with opportunities to engage and connect annually with half a million consumers over 11 days and build their knowledge and understanding of the vital role agriculture plays in everyday life.

Furthermore, RASV manages Melbourne Showgrounds, Victoria’s largest and most versatile venue for trade shows, exhibitions and events.

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  • RASV Board welcomes Dr Catherine Ainsworth Friday, 17 Mar, 2017

    The RASV Board and management recently welcomed new Board member, Dr Catherine Ainsworth. Catherine brings with her considerable executive and Board experience, having held senior management roles in government, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals and specialist equine veterinary practice throughout her career.

  • Calling all former Miss Show Girl entrants Thursday, 16 Mar, 2017
    2017 marks 60 years since the introduction of Sun-News Pictorial Miss Show Girl Competition in Victoria. Introduced in 1957, the event was open to girls aged between 16 – 25. Most Victorian country shows ran a qualifying heat with the winner eligible for the final, which was judged at the Royal Melbourne Show.
  • RASV partners with the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Wednesday, 15 Mar, 2017
    RASV is thrilled to be partnering with the 2017 Australian Sheep and Wool Show, the biggest event of its kind in Australia, to be held in Bendigo in July. In a new initiative, the Show will also be the first time the Competition Management System developed by RASV will be used by an outside event.
  • 7,000 kilometres, 50 properties and Tarcombe Herefords named Champion Tuesday, 14 Feb, 2017
    After nine days of judging, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) Heifer Challenge Champion for 2017 has been named, with father and son team Robert and Tim Hayes of Tarcombe Herefords awarded the prestigious honour.
  • Australian International Beer Awards marks 25 years of recognising world’s best beers. Tuesday, 07 Feb, 2017
    The world’s largest annual beer competition judging both draught and packaged beer, the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), will celebrate 25 years of recognising the world’s best beers this year, with entries opening today.
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