Sydney Royal Competitions encourage and reward excellence, with the aim to support a viable and prosperous future for our agricultural communities.
A message from former Chair of Judges, Mark Livermore
A big congratulations to all who entered the 2021 Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show. We recognise this past year with COVID-19 has presented many previously unrecognised challenges to our industry, from the farm to processors and right through to retailers and consumers. It is pleasing to note that we received entries from every state in the Commonwealth and gold medals were awarded to representative manufacturers from each state. This in itself demonstrates the breadth, strength and resilience of the dairy industry right across Australia. Over the past few years, we have spoken of the drought, while this past year has seen farmers still recovering it is pleasing to see most regions getting good rainfall.
The total number of entries was slightly down on previous years, due to COVID-19 and we look forward to welcoming those manufacturers unable to enter this years Show back in 2022, the 200th year of the Sydney Royal Show, making it one of our biggest ever.
The quality of products judged was of a particularly high standard. This high quality was very evident in the judging of the Champions, with only a very small margin separating the gold medal winners in each category. These Champions would perform well at any competition anywhere in the world. It is also pleasing to note that most of these products are readily available at the local supermarket throughout Australia.
Finally thanks to the RAS Cheese and Dairy Committee for persisting with staging this event under difficult circumstances, the RAS administration team headed by Mahalia for making the event flow so seamlessly and the judges and stewards for volunteering their time and expertise to ensure the event is conducted to the highest standards. It is a pleasure working with you all.