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Stock and Land Beef Week - RASV Heifer Challenge

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.

The first Hereford stud to take home the title, the Ruffy property comprising 250 registered cows was awarded a $3,000 cash prize at the celebratory dinner. Read More

RASV thanks all 2017 participants and looks forward to working with Stud Beef Victoria and the Beef Week Committee for the 2018 Heifer Challenge.

Stock and Land Beef Week is an integral opportunity for beef producers to showcase, market and develop their breeding operation, as well as share experiences and knowledge with fellow industry participants.

As one of the many important programs RASV conducts throughout the year to highlight quality production in agrifood and fibre, the Heifer Challenge recognises excellence in herd replacement females in seed stock operation throughout Victoria and into NSW.

With close to 50 entries across Victoria and Southern NSW, the competition offers some of Australia’s best cattle studs the opportunity to benchmark their herd replacement females against a wide variety of breeds and styles. 

RASV thanks experienced cattle judge Mr Alex McDonald for taking on the tough task of judging the 2017 Heifer Challenge.

Are you interested in keeping up to date with the 2018 Heifer Challenge program? Follow the RASV Twitter account @RAS_Vic for regular photos and updates over the nine days.

More information on the RASV Heifer Challenge can be found at or by contacting RASV.