the 137th Berry Show
Exhibiting at the Show

Dairy Cattle


Chief Steward: Col Walsh

Stewards: Paul Condon, John Miller, Paul Andersen and Phil Duncan



All exhibits must be officially registered with the Holstein Cattle Society of Australia and all cattle entered for competition will be inspected, if necessary, prior to judging by Inspectors of the Holstein Cattle Society of Australia and all registrations will be checked.
Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Berry Show encourages the move towards a disease-free status for all exhibits. For 2024 the following conditions will apply:

The Stewards will ensure: 

Tested negative animals will be housed separately from other animals.

Every effort will be made to immediately remove faecal material to an isolated area.

Separate fresh water facilities will be made available.

EBL (Enzootic Bovine Leucosis) - Dairy Cattle are only accepted for exhibit if they originate from “EBL Monitored Free” herd. Certification to this effect must accompany entry form.


The Society will permit both tested and untested animals.

The current status of exhibitors’ herds must be notified upon entry or prior to judging day.


As from August 2019, Biosecurity Act has been amended. Livestock farmers need to demonstrate they observe Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines details at Cattle will not be able to access communal water troughs. Bedding on the ground will be disinfected after use.

General Conditions for Dairy Cattle Section

A. All cattle must be unloaded and loaded at the loading ramp in Albany Street.

B. It is compulsory for herd book stock to enter according to birth registration. Entries to be made on the prescribed form, available from the Secretary. The age of registered dairy cattle to be the actual age up to and inclusive of 1st January. 

Entries close Wednesday 31st January 2024 - 7pm

C. No animal in the Cattle Section can compete in more than one Sub-Section. The owner of any animal so competing shall forfeit all prize moneys at Show.

D. All animals must be under control, and all cattle must be led around the judging ring.

E. All paraders are to wear breed dust coats or breed uniforms and enclosed shoes.

F. No single exhibit will be entitled to more than one first prize, nor will it be allowed to compete, under penalty of disqualification, after winning a first prize, except in Champion, Special Classes, Groups or Pens.

G. All exhibits, having won a prize, except in pens, must parade in the ring, as directed by the Stewards.

H. Cattle shown in pens will be allowed to compete in single exhibits and vice-versa.

I. Cow entered as dry will be allowed to compete as cow in milk (if calved).

J. The definition of the word “heifer” is a female beast that has never had a calf, and that has no more than six permanent teeth. Exhibitors are to observe this condition when completing the entry form.

K. Where animals are owned jointly or in syndicates, points for most successful exhibitor or breeder trophies to be awarded to the names jointly or the syndicate, not divided between the owners individually.

All electrical leads and appliances are to be tagged and kept off the ground.

Cattle must be loaded by 3pm and shed left clean.

Cattle must use their own water container.

BBQ lunch supplied by LACTALIS AUSTRALIA

It is a requirement in NSW for owners of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs to have a Property Identification Code (PIC) when trading or moving these livestock.

A PIC is a unique eight-character number assigned by Local Land Services to properties with livestock. This property registration system allows for the tracing of livestock to assist with disease and chemical residue management.

To obtain a PIC you must complete an application form and lodge it with your Local Land Services office.

Application for a Property Identification Code

See also Beef Cattle.

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