Cattle Section

The Royal Show Cattle section has, for 168 years, been a showpiece for farmer and public alike. Not only does participation afford an opportunity to display the ‘best of the best’, but by way of sharing information with the public and especially the youth, the section is a channel of interest and education for all.

Commencing on the first weekend with the KZN Youth and Future Farmers competitions and the commercial classes; stud displays and judging will take place on Tuesday, 29 and conclude with the interbreed championships and the Gold Cup on Wednesday, 30 May.

The Royal Show carcass competition and auction – indisputably South Africa’s premier Red Meat event – will take place on Tuesday afternoon, 29 May. An open invitation is extended to buyers (new and old) and members of the public.

Aside from the competitive classes, the Show includes an expo manned by knowledgeable personnel representing various breeds.

Enter Your Cattle in the Royal Show!

Amongst others, breeds committed to participating in the competitive classes in 2018 include: Angus, Brahman, Simbra, Simmentaler, Hereford, Limousin, Pinzgauer and Sussex and Dexter, Jersey and Holstein.

For general enquiries and entries, please contact Julia Hackland (

Please find all programmes and entry forms below.