The first weekend of the 2022 Royal Show commences with the Youth and Future Farmer competitions, and the commercial classes with judging ‘on the hoof’, preceding transport to the abattoir.

What to Expect in the Cattle Section

2022 will see the continuation of the commercial weaner and heifer competitions; the purpose being to seek out the best livestock in KZN in their ‘working clothes’, with appropriate accolades being extended to the winning exhibitors.

In so doing, it is hoped to expand the section by embracing commercial farmers and providing a platform from which they can gain valuable exposure in the industry.

The Landbouweekblad Carcass Auction – South Africa’s premier red meat event – will take place in the Sheep Expo hall on Tuesday 31 May.

The Royal Show competitive bovine stud section is renowned for its excellence in terms of quality stock, and, as in past years, this will be the primary area of focus on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the Show.

The Chianina Cattle Breed National Championship will take place concurrently with the Show; a special event for their first-time participation at the Royal.  The Chianina is a particularly large beef animal with Italian lineage.

The component concludes with Interbreed judging and the Gold Cup Parade and presentations on Wednesday evening.

Under flood-lights, this spectacular and evocative experience elicits interest on the part of breeders and the public alike.

Download the 2022 Royal Show Cattle Programme here.

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