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RASV Heifer Challenge hits the road as part of Beef Week

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) Heifer Challenge has hit the road today as part of
Stock &Land Beef Week, with Competition Judge Bob Dent to visit over 45 properties across the
course of nine days.

The on-farm competition, which recognises excellence in herd replacement females in seed stock
operation throughout Victoria and into Southern New South Wales, is part of RASV’s ongoing
commitment to the promotion and celebration of excellence in agriculture.

Mr Dent, whose experience in the beef industry extends over 45 years, has previously judged herds
and provided training in cattle assessment across all states of Australia and internationally in New
Zealand, USA and Brazil.

“RASV’s Heifer Challenge is a great initiative, providing participants with the opportunity to showcase
their breeding operations and benchmark against fellow producers,” said Mr Dent.

“I am looking forward to seeing the high quality of entrants this competition attracts.”
Animals will be judged on a number of criteria including breed characteristics, maternal potential,
uniformity, temperament, overall presentation and physical correctness.

In the fifth year of the competition, a prize pool of $4500 is on offer, with the Champion, Reserve
Champion and top ten finalists announced at a presentation dinner in Bendigo on Friday 5 February.

The Challenge is part of Stock & Land Beef Week, which celebrates 25 years in 2016 and is
Australia’s biggest on-farm open day beef industry event.

For further details on the RASV Heifer Challenge visit or

View the media release (including properties) and region map.


To arrange an interview, farm visit or for all media enquiries and images, please contact:
Mikaila Gaskell, Communications Manager, RASV
03 9281 7436 / 0428 798 486 /