The new Dairy Cattle Show Code of Show Ethics was passed at the RAS Annual General Meeting in June. Major changes to the code include:
- Exhibitor Responsibility
- External teat sealing and test setting will be allowed (conditions apply)
- Internal manipulation of the teat is banned and the length of the teat may not be altered.
- The use of a device or product to artificially create or enhance the udder crease is not allowed.
The updated code may be viewed at Our Rules, Regulations and Policies – Royal Agricultural Society New Zealand (ras.org.nz). We recommended that any member intending to exhibit at any Show makes themselves familiar with this document.
It is also recommended that exhibitors download and complete the Exhibitor Declaration Treatment Form below for each show attended, and keep a copy in their show box.