IN an effort to attract more entries, Royal Adelaide Show grain and fodder competition entries opened this morning for the 2024 edition.
Pulses will be the feature grain in 2024, with a $500 prize on offer for grand champion pulse.
Grains and fodder committee chairman Peter Smith is encouraging growers to enter peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, lupins and vetch, as well as cereals and oilseeds.
He said the opening of entries had moved earlier to align with harvest time to make it easier for growers to collect a sample as reaping occured.
The Royal Adelaide Show competition is open to national entries so Mr Smith is expecting interstate competition in 2024.
"To enhance the competition the sponsors have significantly increased the prize money in all classes, so the committee and sponsors encourage more growers to exhibit their grain and fodder," he said.
"It gives growers have a chance to compete with their produce and display to the public the quality grain and fodder they grow."
Samples of grains should be 3 kilograms from the header or silo bin and can be stored until it is convenient for delivery to the Adelaide Showgrounds or to a grain depot listed below.
If delivering to T-Ports, Australian Grain Exports or AGT Foods, growers can request a sample be taken from their load and it will be stored and delivered on their behalf. Samples must still be entered online by the grower.
Agfert Fertilisers, Balaklava
A W Vater Rural, Kadina
Lincoln Rural, Port Lincoln
Lincoln Rural, Cummins
Limestone Coast Seeds, Keith
Lithgow Enterprises, Tailem Bend
Quality Wool Jamestown
Roseworthy Rural Supplies
Tatiara Seeds, Bordertown
T-Ports delivery sites (Kimba, Lock, Lucky Bay, Wallaroo)
Australian Grain Exports, Dublin
AGT Foods, Bowmans and Kadina
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