IDW showcases the Australian dairy industry and so we again welcome and thank Semex, Ruralco Holdings and The Greater City of Shepparton as naming right sponsors of the week. We also thank the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria for the Interbreed Competition that they now hold at IDW and Country News for their support of the field days. As in previous years, there will be a full week of activities and I hope you will join with us in showcasing the best in Australian dairy cattle.I am pleased to open show entries for Australia’s International Dairy Week 2018.
Feature Breed for 2018: I am pleased to confirm that the IDW Feature Breed for 2018 will be Jerseys and our focus is to ensure this is a marvellous show for all involved. We particularly encourage and welcome new exhibitors to the ring.
Youth Showmanship Competition: In 2018 we will be dividing the IDW Sheri Martin Youth Showmanship Competition into four categories, thus enabling our younger dairy enthusiasts the opportunity to participate on a more even playing field.
Junior Section (aged 8 to10 years)
Primary Section (aged 11 to 13 years)
Intermediate Section (aged 14 to 17 years)
Senior Section (aged 18 to 20 years on day of show)
New Older Age Class – Illawarra, Brown Swiss, Guernsey & Ayrshire Shows:
Following feedback we have split the older class for each of the National Illawarra, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Ayrshire Cattle Shows – including a 6 year old in milk class and a 7 year old and over in milk class. Subject to getting enough entries in each, these will be held. If at Show time there are not enough entries in each, then we will revert back to one class for the breed – ie a 6 yr old and over In Milk Class.
The ABS Australia/Ridley National All Breeds Youth Show continues to be a wonderful opportunity for youth to enter the showing world. We ask all Exhibitors for their support in providing our youth with animals to lead. The National Illawarra, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Ayrshire, Jersey and Holstein Shows will be held from Tuesday through to Thursday and we have a panel of Australian and International experts to judge the tremendous cattle that breeders work hard to present at IDW. For more information about our Judges please click here https://internationaldairyweek.com.au/idw-2018/events/cattle-show/#ffs-tabbed-522. The farm and machinery field days will be held from Tuesday through to Thursday and I ask that you encourage all fellow dairy farmers to visit this spectacular display of commercial products and technology. We will also be holding the virtual farm tours again on Tuesday evening as well as hosting the Power of Women in Dairy function on Tuesday. Some wonderful sale catalogues are being prepared and for those wishing to add to their herds there will be opportunity to purchase at these sales. Finally, but not least, a wide range of informative seminars will be on offer for you to attend during the week.
We will be sending out regular e-newsletters so please make sure we have your email address so that you can keep updated with news and event requirements. We are also using social media quite frequently so like us on Facebook. I hope that you will take the opportunity of entering your cattle in a show at Australia’s IDW 2018 and I look forward to seeing you during this tremendous week.
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