The 2019 World Shorthorn Congress Tour will make a stop in Melbourne for the Shorthorn judging for 2019 Royal Melbourne Show.

With a large contingent of both International and National visitors expected to be in attendance, this years Royal Show shapes up to be a competition that many will remember for years to come.

This is an opportunity for all members to showcase the Shorthorn breed and their programs to the world.

Beyond the usual show classes, there is also the Borthwick trophy judging, one of Australia’s most prestigious carcase competitions. Shorthorns have won the competition 2 out of the last 3 years, so this is an opportunity for all breeders to showcase their programs. The competition is open to pure bred led steers, with 3 entries selected from all entries to represent the breed in the Borthwick judging. Importantly, whilst points are assigned for the live judging, the carcase scores are most critical to the overall result.

The Victorian State Committee and the Shorthorn Youth Club also present the Heifer Jackpot. This a $500 prize for a heifer that wins the Champion at both the Melbourne Show and the Youth Expo.

The event is run at the new Melbourne Showgrounds and boasts some of the best show facilities in the world, making it a lot of fun for everyone involved. Judging will be held on Sunday 29th September.

Entries close July 26th, so make sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be there when the stars come out. Visit the RASV website for more details.



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The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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