RAS News

NSW brewer named Sydney Royal’s best

 Sydney brewer Redoak has capped off a stellar month, announced as the winner of Champion Bottled Beer for its Château Sour at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show Awards, held at Sydney Showground on Friday night.  >More

Stellar judging line-up headlines Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show
Tuesday 8 July, 2014

A stellar team of judges will headline the upcoming Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show at Sydney Showground, 16-17 September, 2014.

Respected industry expert and well-known author, Neal Cameron will take the reins as Chair of Judges, leading an experienced panel consisting of: 
  • Tina Panoutsos, Sensory Manager at Carlton United Breweries
  • Ian Kingham, Category Lead Beer at Woolworths Liquor Group
  • Shawn Sherlock, Head Brewer at Murray’s Craft Brewing Company
  • Karina Dambergs from Dickens Cider and Cider Australia  > More
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW elects new President

Wednesday 25 June, 2014


The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ryan OAM as its new President.

He will succeed outgoing President, Glenn Dudley, who did not seek re-election for a third term following a six-year tenure (2008 - 2014). > More
Record number of Rural Scholarships awarded to deserving students

Thursday 19 June, 2014


The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation is proud to announce the 52 students who have been awarded Rural Scholarships in 2014.

Among the recipients is a second year planning student, an aspiring mechanical engineer, a Bhutanese refugee from Nepal and a physiotherapy student keen to work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. > More
Australia's best producers compete for President's Medal

Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Ranging from emerging producers to famous farming dynasties, the six finalists for the prestigious President’s Medal were today announced by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

The finalists have been selected from a pool of over 5,500 entries from the Sydney Royal Wine, Beer and Cider, Cheese and Dairy, and Fine Food Shows, where they were each awarded Champion status in their respective classes > More

Prestigious Wine Show announces new Chair of Judges

Friday 16 May, 2014


Lyndey Milan OAM, Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show Committee Chair, is pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Connew as the new Chair of Judges – the first female to be appointed to the prestigious role.

Ms Connew brings to the role 15-years’ experience in winemaking with some of the most iconic wineries in Australia, as well as international experience in Oregon (USA), Spain and Italy. > More

 

NSW representative for National Rural Ambassador Award announced
Wednesday 30 April, 2014
 
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Rural Achiever, Samuel Martin, has been chosen to
represent NSW at the 2015 Rural Ambassador Awards.

 
The 24 year old from Walcha, who works at the Ben Nevis Angus Stud, will join representatives
from other States and Territories at the awards to be held at the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show
(the Show), 26 March – 8 April. > More

A Right Royal Good Friday at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show
Friday 18 April, 2014

 

Royal was the word on everyone’s lips today as the Royal couple The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent time this morning at Sydney’s iconic Royal Easter Show.

 

Record crowds and a perfect autumn Sydney day set the scene for the much anticipated visit.

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$20,000 Grants Earmarked for Regional NSW Community Projects
Wednesday 16 April, 2014
 
Four young leaders from regional NSW are on track to turn their dream into a reality with the
announcement of recipients of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation
Community Futures Grant.

 

Adam McCrae of Coonamble, Sally Empringham of Nevertire, Andrew Rawsthorne of Trundle
and Shane Debreceny of Comboyne will each receive $20,000 from the RAS Foundation to
activate a project which will benefit their local communities. > More

Forbes’ Charlotte King awarded 2014 JB Fairfax Award
Wednesday 16 April, 2014

 
Charlotte King’s journalistic flair along with her understanding of rural issues has earned the University of Canberra student the prestigious 2014 JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism.

 
The award, now in its sixth year, is given to a journalism student who has a passion and desire to report on issues affecting rural and regional communities. It includes a $10,000 scholarship as well as practical work experience at Rural Press and the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s daily newspaper – The Bush Telegraph. > More

Ledgendary rural artist honoured at Easter Show
Tuesday 15 April, 2014

 

More than half a century of devotion to the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) has earned Swansea artist, Melvin Duffy, the coveted title of the 2014 Show Legend.

 

Melvin's achievements were recognised at today's Parade of Champions event at Spotless Stadium as part of 'Excellence in Agriculture Day'. > More

Community Kitchen heads to Brewarrina
Monday 14 April, 2014

 

Brewarrina Show and Rodeo Committee will soon be cooking up a storm after being awarded the 2014 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation Community Kitchen, courtesy of Masters Home Improvement.

 

The RAS Foundation Community Kitchen grant, worth $30,000, attracted a record 107 applicants, but it was the application submitted by Susan Glover on behalf of the Committee that caught the judging panel's eye. > More

Winner of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Announced
Sunday 13 April, 2014

 

The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition culminated at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, with the announcemrent of the 2014 winner.

 

FIRST PLACE: Brodie Chester (Bega)

SECOND PLACE: Sally Newton (Walgett)

THIRD PLACE: Sarah Clift (Gunnedah)

 

Celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the competition, today's Showgirl presentation was one of great tradition and prestige. > More 

Australia’s best aquaculture, baked goods and coffee take centre stage at Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food Show
Friday 21 March, 2014
 
Aquaculture, professional bakery and coffee may not have a lot in common, but these diverse food categories certainly impressed the judges at the Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food Show in Sydney this month.
 
A team of Australia’s top food experts worked their way through 849 entries across all three competitions, with a total of 384 medals awarded over the course of the Summer Fine Food Show. > More
Cawdor’s Tamara Biffin awarded Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship
Wednesday 26 February, 2014
 
Tamara Biffin’s passion and commitment to the dairy industry were integral to the Cawdor local receiving the 2014 Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship.
 
A joint initiative of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation and the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show, the scholarship is made possible by a donation from long-time Sydney Royal award-winning producer Country Valley. > More
Gold medals flow at Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show
Monday 17 February, 2014
 
There is a new big cheese in town with Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese taking out the Champion Cheese of Show at the prestigious Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show.
 
Barry Charlton and Cheryl Hulls from Victoria’s South Gippsland region took out the coveted championship trophy for their blue sheep’s milk cheese. > More
Australia's top drops announnced at 2014 Sydney Royal Wine Show

Thursday 13 February, 2014

 

Adelaide Hills Lobethal Road Wines has taken out top honours at the 2014 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show, with its 2012 Shiraz winnning the coveted Macquaarie Group Perpetual Trophy Best Wine of Show, as well as Best Shiraz and Best Red Wine.

 

More than 30 trophies and 1,100 Sydney Royal medals were awarded to entrants from across the country’s top wine regions, with an impressive 48 percent of entries receiving a medal. > More

Griffith’s Nick Schirripa Awarded Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship
Monday 3 February, 2014
 
The passion and dedication Nick Schirripa has shown towards pursuing a career in the wine
industry were integral to the Griffith local receiving the 2014 Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship.
 
A joint initiative of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation and Macquarie Group
Sydney Royal Wine Show, the Graham Thorpe Scholarship was created in honour of past
Chairman of the Sydney Royal Wine Committee (1984- 1990). > More

RAS News
Are you a young person living in rural or regional NSW looking to kick start a community project? The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation is giving you the opportunity to secure up to $25,000 in funding through its Community Futures Grant.

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08 Oct 2014 
Sydney brewer Redoak has capped off a stellar month, announced as the winner of Champion Bottled Beer for its Château Sour at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show Awards, held at Sydney Showground on Friday night.

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22 Sep 2014 
NSW producers have dominated the major awards at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Deli Meat Competition, winning six of the nine Championships on offer last week at Sydney Showground.

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17 Sep 2014 
Marrickville producer, Pastabilities has won the major award at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Pasta Competition, taking home Champion Fancy Pasta for their ravioli butternut pumpkin, goat’s cheese and fresh sage egg pasta.

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16 Sep 2014 
Sydney-based producer Andrews Meat Industries has proved itself a cut above the rest at the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show – Branded Beef Competition, winning a string of trophies including Grand Champion Grain Fed Beef.

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11 Sep 2014