Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

Since it was founded in 1822, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events.

The RAS has grown to become a diverse business incorporating the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground, Sydney Royal competitions, the RAS Foundation and the Australasian Animal Registry.

As a not-for-profit organisation, the RAS is committed to supporting agricultural development and rural communities in Australia by generating revenue through its businesses to plough back into agriculture.
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RAS News
For the very first time, two regional NSW community organisations have been awarded a 2015 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation Community Kitchen Grant, courtesy of Masters Home Improvement.

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17 Apr 2015 
As the largest event in the southern hemisphere wraps up today, the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) is celebrating Kids Day by offering half price tickets for youngsters, plus two-for-one carnival rides with a paying friend until 5:00pm.

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08 Apr 2015 
Be inspired on the penultimate day of the Show! You can get your hands dirty with gardening guru, Charlie Albone, when he gives the low down on getting ready for the world’s biggest flower show.

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07 Apr 2015 
It’s raining cats and dogs here at the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) on Easter Monday. So paw on over to the Best in Show Cat and Dog competitions today to see some of the Show’s finest animals strut their stuff.

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06 Apr 2015 
Today is Easter Sunday, so why not enjoy a day out with family and friends at Australia’s largest event, the Sydney Royal Easter Show!

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05 Apr 2015 
Today is Youth in Ag Day, a special feature at the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show), recognising the contribution of young people in rural and regional communities.

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04 Apr 2015 
It’s Good Friday, the start of the Easter long weekend and school holidays – and what better way to spend some quality time with the family than exploring the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show)!

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03 Apr 2015 
Day eight of the Show is here and musician Vance Joy is ready to serenade Showgoers with a guest performance.

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02 Apr 2015 
As the Sydney Royal Easter Show hits the half way mark, Seniors Card Holders can take advantage of half-price ShowLink Tickets for $14.50 (RRP $29.50) today only.

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01 Apr 2015 
The young at heart are the real winners on Tuesday 31 March when Seniors Day gets underway at the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show).

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31 Mar 2015 
Day five of the Show is here and our judges are getting to work on our rats and mice and choosing the best beef in the Show. The unique Aussie horse sport Campdrafting gets serious on Monday.

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30 Mar 2015 
Six young leaders from regional NSW are on track to turn their dream into a reality with the announcement of recipients of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation 2015 Community Futures Grant.

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29 Mar 2015 
Claire Fenwicke’s journalistic flair coupled with her understanding of rural issues has earned the University of Wollongong student the prestigious 2015 JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism

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29 Mar 2015 
It’s the first weekend of the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) and Sydney is getting a taste of the very best the country has to offer.

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29 Mar 2015 
It’s the first weekend of the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) and Sydney is getting a taste of the very best the country has to offer. Day Three is also the Official Opening of the Show and features the breathtaking Grand Parade.

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28 Mar 2015 
It’s day two of the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) and there is something on offer for every Showgoer, from the awe-inspiring ANZAC themed District Exhibits, to the best of poultry and taste sensations at Talk and Taste.

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27 Mar 2015 
As dawn breaks on day one of the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show), the animal pavilions awake and Sydney Royal competitions hit top gear with a special focus on cattle, young auctioneers and baked goods.

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26 Mar 2015 
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is pleased to announce the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA) has once again thrown their support behind the Sydney Royal Easter Show Volunteer Program for this year’s Show.

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26 Mar 2015 
Buy a handbag from Miss World, nab a new tech toy from gadget guru and renowned technology journalist Stephen Fenech or have brand new boots personally fitted by iconic outfitters RM Williams.

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16 Mar 2015 
Fun carnival treats are a favourite Show tradition (in moderation of course!) and this year there are plenty of choices when it comes to both healthy food and guilty pleasures.

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12 Mar 2015 
Kids are set to get their hands dirty in the name of learning at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) thanks to a brand new workshop designed to highlight the importance of soil in agriculture.

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09 Mar 2015 
Premier Melbourne-based coffee company Grinders Coffee has taken out top honours at the Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food – Coffee Competition, with its Grinders Coffee Ethiopian Yirgacheffe winning Champion Espresso.

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27 Feb 2015 
A visit to the Showbag Pavilion is at the top of the to-do list for many Showgoers each year and today’s Showbag Launch gave a lucky few a sneak-peek at what’s in store at the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show).

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27 Feb 2015 
Landmark Sydney bakery Brasserie Bread has taken out top honours at the Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food – Professional Bakery Competition, with its sourdough batard winning both the Champion Bread – Artisan Classes and Champion Organic Bread Award.

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24 Feb 2015 
Tathra Oysters from the NSW South Coast has taken out top honours at the Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food – Aquaculture competition for a record 12th year running, winning the coveted Champion Sydney Rock Oyster Exhibit from 34 rock oyster entries.

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19 Feb 2015 
Heidi Farm Raclette of Tasmania has taken out top honours at the 2015 Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show, winning the coveted Champion Cheese of Show.

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16 Feb 2015 
Yabby Lake Vineyard of the Mornington Peninsula has taken out top honours at the 2015 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show.

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13 Feb 2015 
This Saturday, the newly awarded medal and trophy winning wines from the 2015 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show, one of Australia’s premier wine competitions, will be the feature attraction at the Sydney Royal Wine Experience.

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09 Feb 2015 
New England local and aspiring dairy veterinarian, Claire Frizell, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship through the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation.

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09 Feb 2015 
Adelaide local and up-and-coming winemaker, Sam Collins, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship.

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02 Feb 2015