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Cattle


Cattle are a big part of what the Sydney Royal Easter Show is all about and The Sydney Royal Cattle Show is considered to be one of the most prominent and prestigious cattle shows in the country. Six breeds of dairy cattle and up to 30 breeds of beef cattle compete, with up to 1,200 nominations from exhibitors from all over Australia. Often attracting International judges, the value of winning a Sydney Royal ribbon is immense and a coveted mark of achievement for the top breeders. For more information on the Sydney Royal Cattle Show competition, click here.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of NSW Brahmans at Sydney Royal Easter Show, Brahmans will be the feature breed for 2014. Since their introduction in 1933, Australian Brahman cattle numbers have grown to over 4 million head.

When:
  • Steers: Thursday 10 April, 8.00am
  • Beef Cattle: Friday 11 April, 8.00am – 7.00pm; Saturday 12 April, 8.00am – 6.00pm; Sunday 13 April, 8.30am – 6.30pm; Monday 14 April, 9.00am – 3.00pm
  • Dairy Cattle: Monday 21 April, 9.00am – 4.00pm; Tuesday 22 April, 8.30am – 4.00pm
Where:  Cattle judging lawns

For information on the Milking Barn, click here
For information on Working Dairy, click here.

Did you know?
• The word “cattle” comes from an Old French word, catel, derived from the Latin meaning “head”.
• There are an estimated 1.3 billion cattle in the world today.
• Genetic research suggests the all modern cattle may be descended from as few as 80 individual aurochs that were domesticated in the region around modern Turkey and Iraq.

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