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Did you know that dairy cows eat around 40kg of food every day! All this food helps them to produce nutritious, high calcium milk, which helps us to build and maintain strong bones!

See the country’s finest dairy cows and watch as heifers aged 24 months and under compete for blue ribbon glory on Thursday 27 September at the Show.

You can also witness the future of farming as young dairy farmers aged 21 years and under compete in the Dairy Youth Handlers Classic.

When and where to find dairy cattle

Thursday 27 September 
The Livestock Pavilion 

- The Animal Farmyard 
- The Farmhouse  

Add to Planner Dairy Cattle - Full Timetable and Results

It’s now easier than ever to find everything you need to know about the Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Cattle competition, with the full schedule, timetable and live results all available in one place! View online

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Add to Planner Legendairy Milking Barn

The Farmhouse featuring the Department of Education and Training

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11:15AM, 2:00PM & 4:30PM daily (approx. 30mins)

Ever wondered how milk gets from the cows in the paddock to your fridge? See first-hand the first step in dairy production by hand-milking a cow - a popular and fun activity at the Show! Learn about the dairy industry and how butter and cream are made, then have a go at milking a real cow yourself.

Add to Planner All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show

The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 27 Sep 10:00am - 6:00pm

Watch the finest heifers vie for a champion's ribbon and see who will be crowned the 2018 Supreme Exhibit in the All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show! Visit The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion on Thursday 22 September and see dairy cattle judging in action.

Add to Planner Dairy Youth Handlers Classic

The Livestock Pavilion

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  • 27 Sep 1:00pm - 3:00pm
See the best up-and-coming dairy cattle producers as they test their handling skills in this blue ribbon competition. Which young parader will reign supreme?
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