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Looking for the top brew in 2019?

20 Jun 2019

Time is ticking to enter the 2019 Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show. With entries closing on 5 June, Sydney Royal is encouraging all Australian Beer and Cider producers to get their hops on and enter. Read more

Canine heroes to be honoured at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

20 Jun 2019

Man’s best friend will again be honoured at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show Canine Hero Awards and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is again calling for stories of brave New South Wales canines making a difference in society. The Canine Hero Awards recognise and celebrate a “Service Dog”, an animal who has displayed an act of loyalty, bravery or has conducted a lifesaving feat in the course of its duties, also a “Companion Dog”, a canine who continues to transform lives through its selfless service to a human handler or owner. Read more

Entries Open for one of Australia's most dynamic Fine Food Shows

22 May 2019

Sydney Royal is calling all Australia's best producers to enter its 2019 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show this Spring in a bid to be crowned a Sydney Royal Champion. Read more

Meredith Dairy takes home the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW President's Medal

18 Apr 2019

Out of 5,458 products, 425 gold medals, 92 champions and 6 Finalists, Meredith Dairy has claimed the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) most prestigious food and beverage award and been announced as the 13 th Annual  President's Medal winner. For nearly 200 years, the RAS has celebrated the top performing fine food and beverages by awarding medals at the Sydney Royal Wine, Dairy and Fine Food Shows; the President's Medal is the pinnacle of these competitions. Judged on a triple bottom line assessment to determine their social, economic and environmental impacts, finalist underwent months of judging to determine their impact on not only the industry but their local communities. Through this process, Meredith Dairy demonstrated an outstanding devotion to the local economy for the town of Meredith, located in Victoria providing 'enterprise fostering' for staff to encourage local community development and agricultural innovation such as investing in DNA genomic research. Julie Cameron, Owner of Meredith Dairy says her team took on judges' feedback when they were a finalist in 2014 and came back to claim the top prize, "The way we run agriculture in Australia is very special, there is a lot of pride in it and that’s what makes the President's Medal so unique. It's about sustainability, the triple bottom line. Our investment back into the industry is as important as our investment back into our local community and to win an award that honours that is incredible." "Life on the property can be very up and down, so we just remain positive. Using the feedback from Judges we continued to improve our processes and product until we got it just right. Our staff will be so thrilled to have all their hard work recognised." RAS President, Robert Ryan OAM says the award is a true reflection of Meredith Dairy's vision and dedication to the industry. "This unique award is now in its 13 th  year and recognises not only extraordinary products but the extraordinary businesses and people behind them," Mr Ryan said "Tonight is the final step in a journey that began last year when Meredith Dairy picked up an award for their Marinated Feta Sheep Goat Blend. Since then Meredith Dairy have demonstrated outstanding innovation and quality to be named our 2019 recipient."   For further information or to enter please visit the RAS of NSW  website .  Media Contact Nicola Dalby Communications Manager E: P: 02 9704 1041 M: 0434 579 906 Read more

It’s all about the Cheese Board at the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Awards

18 Feb 2019

The perfect cheese board has been carefully selected by expert Chair of Judges, Mark Livermore from products across Australia this week and announced at the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Awards held at The Stables, Sydney Olympic Park on Monday night. Read more

Aquaculture producers, it’s time for Sydney Royal glory

13 Feb 2019

Entries for the 2019 Sydney Royal Aquaculture competition are now open and encouraging Australian Sydney Rock oyster and prawn producers to take the first step towards medal winning glory by entering today. Established in 2001, the Sydney Royal Aquaculture competition, a highly regarded seafood competition in Australia, judges the best of the best in Australian aquaculture and will devote this year’s competitions to the growth of Australian oysters and prawns. Read more

Williamtown’s Jarrod Sansom named 2019 JB Fairfax Rural Journalism scholar

1 Feb 2019

Williamtown local, Jarrod Sansom has taken out one of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundations most prestigious awards, the JB Fairfax Award for Rural and Regional Journalism. The award, which was established by John B Fairfax AO in 2008 aims to foster the next generation of rural journalist, providing them with invaluable opportunities to grow their portfolio and tell stories from rural Australia. Read more

Supporting the future of Australian wine - RASF Wine Scholarships announced

9 Jan 2019

A new generation of young professionals committed to forging a career in the Australian wine industry have been recognised by the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show and Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation. Read more
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