SHEEP entry and scanning fees have been reduced for the 2015 Royal Melbourne Show in an effort to attract more exhibitors.
The reduced online fees are $20 per exhibit for Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria members, down from $30 last year, and $15 per exhibit for schools.
Scanning fees have been cut from $6.50 last year to $5 this year. Entry fees via mail this year are $25 for RASV members, $50 for non-members and $15 for schools, plus a $20 administration fee.
White Suffolks will be the feature breed
White Suffolks will be the feature breed at the Royal Melbourne Show this year — in recognition of the breed association’s 30th anniversary.
Judging for the Australian prime lamb breed will start at 1pm on September 19 in the Melbourne Showgrounds’ Livestock Pavilion and continue until September 21.
The judging of all breeds will take place on September 19, with the coveted interbreed awards decided on September 20 and the schools competition on September 21.
Exhibitors across all breeds will have the opportunity to win back the cost of entry and more with prize money offered in all ordinary classes.
Sheep and Wool Celebration Dinner will be a highlight
The Sheep and Wool Celebration Dinner on September 20 is expected to be a highlight of the show, with exhibitors and industry professionals invited.