Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

Since it was founded in 1822, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events.

The RAS has grown to become a diverse business incorporating the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground, Sydney Royal competitions, the RAS Foundation and the Australasian Animal Registry.

As a not-for-profit organisation, the RAS is committed to supporting agricultural development and rural communities in Australia by generating revenue through its businesses to plough back into agriculture.
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RAS News
Premier Melbourne-based coffee company Grinders Coffee has taken out top honours at the Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food – Coffee Competition, with its Grinders Coffee Ethiopian Yirgacheffe winning Champion Espresso.

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27 Feb 2015 
A visit to the Showbag Pavilion is at the top of the to-do list for many Showgoers each year and today’s Showbag Launch gave a lucky few a sneak-peek at what’s in store at the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show).

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27 Feb 2015 
Landmark Sydney bakery Brasserie Bread has taken out top honours at the Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food – Professional Bakery Competition, with its sourdough batard winning both the Champion Bread – Artisan Classes and Champion Organic Bread Award.

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24 Feb 2015 
City and country folk alike are getting ready to put their hats on for Australia’s biggest celebration of the country coming to the city – The Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show).

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19 Feb 2015 
Tathra Oysters from the NSW South Coast has taken out top honours at the Sydney Royal Summer Fine Food – Aquaculture competition for a record 12th year running, winning the coveted Champion Sydney Rock Oyster Exhibit from 34 rock oyster entries.

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19 Feb 2015 
Heidi Farm Raclette of Tasmania has taken out top honours at the 2015 Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show, winning the coveted Champion Cheese of Show.

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17 Feb 2015 
Yabby Lake Vineyard of the Mornington Peninsula has taken out top honours at the 2015 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show.

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13 Feb 2015 
This Saturday, the newly awarded medal and trophy winning wines from the 2015 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show, one of Australia’s premier wine competitions, will be the feature attraction at the Sydney Royal Wine Experience.

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09 Feb 2015 
New England local and aspiring dairy veterinarian, Claire Frizell, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship through the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation.

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09 Feb 2015 
A new initiative to further the education and support of students studying in Vocational Education Training (VET) courses in rural NSW has been introduced by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation.

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06 Feb 2015 
Hats on Sydney, the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) is coming to town!

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05 Feb 2015 
Adelaide local and up-and-coming winemaker, Sam Collins, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship.

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02 Feb 2015 
Rural and regional community groups have just two weeks left to apply to win a kitchen valued at $30,000 through the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation Community Kitchen Grant.

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20 Jan 2015 
The newly awarded medal and trophy winning wines from the 2015 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show, Australia’s premier wine competition, will once again be the feature attraction at the Sydney Royal Wine Experience.

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20 Jan 2015 
The Poultry Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 2016 Sydney Royal National Poultry Show at the Sydney Showground over the Queen’s Birthday weekend Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 June 2016.

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13 Jan 2015 
Brown Brothers 2013 Cellar Door Release Montepulciano has been named Australia’s best Other Red Varietal by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

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07 Jan 2015 
House of Arras’ 2004 Grand Vintage has been named Tasmania’s best wine by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

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16 Dec 2014 
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Beat the last minute rush and hop online to purchase a gift voucher to the Sydney Royal Wine Experience.

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15 Dec 2014 
McLeish Estate’s 2007 Semillon has been named the Hunter Valley’s best Semillon by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

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01 Dec 2014 
A kitchen valued at $30,000 courtesy of Masters Home Improvement is on offer to rural and regional NSW communities as part of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation Community Kitchen Grant.

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26 Nov 2014