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Royal Melbourne Show 2021, Lowline Feature

Royal Melbourne Show 2021, Lowline Feature

2021 Royal Melbourne Australian Lowline Feature Show

The SRPG is working hard to make this a truly spectacular event, a subcommittee has been formed and plans are in place.

We need your help through entries, sponsorship & support to make this a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Any queries, don’t hesitate to contact mattcooney98@gmail.com  – we are more than happy to assist, whether it be dates, show facilities or general advice, we are here to help 24/7!

Get Involved

Download our Sponsorship Letter & Benefits form for consideration.

We thank all the sponsors that have already jumped on board:

  • Whitby Farm Lowline Stud
  • Colombo Park Lowline Stud
  • Limitless Show Supplies
  • Muscateer Valley Lowline Stud
  • Cann Valley Lowline Stud
  • Conciliated Signage
  • Glenholme Lowline Stud
  • Vita Group
  • Rotherwood Lowline Stud
  • Malonga Manor Lowline Stud
  • Tarrawarra Lowline Stud
  • Southern Region Promotion Group

SRPG Show Cattle Preparation Weekend

An enthusiastic group of eight novice and aspiring exhibitors (including some welcome new faces) gathered at Glenholme Lowlines, Yarra Glen for a weekend of learning about how to prepare cattle for show. Master showman Ken Lorains, ably assisted by Jacqui Feagan and Matt Cooney, led discussion about training cattle to halter, pre-show preparation, show equipment, identification and animal health requirements for shows, fitting and care of cattle at show grounds.

The small number of participants allowed the training to be conducted in an informal interactive way with plenty of time for questions, exchange of ideas and “hands on” practice of new skills on five Lowline heifers supplied by Patricia and Gary of Glenholme Lowlines. A convivial dinner was held on Saturday evening at a nearby restaurant. A mock show (judged by Matt) was held on Sunday during which people learned about ringcraft and practised presenting a heifer to the judge.

Notes were supplied including information prepared by Julie Knight in 2015 for a previous SRPG Showing Skills Weekend; ALCA Showing of Cattle By-Law 11 Guidelines and Protocols (Version Dec 2016); and the ALCA Policy on the Use of Drugs and Surgical Alterations in Showing Cattle.

Feedback from attendees was very positive. As a result, SRPG hopes to see some new faces in the show ring at 2019 Whittlesea Agricultural Society Show in early November. Australian Lowline cattle will be the Feature Breed at this show.

Report
Patricia Ellis

 

Cattle Structural Assessment Field Day

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH
2019

Improve your Structural Assessment Skills

Structural problems in cattle have a substantial effect on both the
reproductive and growth performance of a beef herd. Lowline
breeders have a responsibility to ensure that the cattle they
produce are structurally sound. Well known cattle woman and
Angus breeder, Fiona Glover will give an electronic presentation of
what she looks for in an animal, starting from the ground up.
Fiona’s talk will be followed up by an on-farm visit to assess
individual animals’ structure and develop participants assessment
skills. This field day will be invaluable to all cattle breeders
wanting to improve their herd

To be held at:
Steel’s Creek
Community Centre
699 Steels Creek Rd,
Steels Creek & then
On Farm
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Speaker:
Fiona Glover
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10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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BBQ Lunch Provided
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Cost: $10 per
participant

SOUTHERN REGION
PROMOTION GROUP
Australian Lowline Cattle
Association

Contact Jacqui Feagan
0409 384 077
Email: rfeagan.dbms@bigpond.com