Cattle are a huge part of what the Sydney Royal Easter Show is all about. This is one of the most prominent and prestigious cattle shows in the country. Six breeds of Dairy cattle compete, along with while as many as 30 breeds of Beef cattle, with up to 1,200 nominations from exhibitors from all over Australia. A Sydney Royal ribbon is a coveted award, celebrating the achievement of a top cattle breeder.
|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.|