RAWF 2017

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair November 3-12, 2017

NEW in 2017: The National Jersey Show now showcases all classes in a one day event format on November 11th with a start time of 7:30 AM!

Showcasing Our Breed

Jersey Canada hosts the National Jersey Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. 

Nov. 7-8 - TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic
Nov. 10 - National Jersey Showmanship @ 2:00 PM
Nov. 11 - National Jersey Show @ 7:30 AM

Walkers Judge the Royal Ring

Jersey Canada is pleased to announce Brent Walker as the Judge for the National Jersey Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Associate Judge Scott Walker, both of Guelph, Ontario.

New Class at the Royal

New for the 2017 National Jersey Show, the “Lifetime Component Class” will be introduced.  This will be a class specifically for those Jerseys with an official lifetime total solids record (combined fat and protein yield) of 4,500 kg or more, based on official DHI records. 

The Lifetime Component Class will take place following the Mature Cow Class at the National Jersey Show. Animals exhibited in this new class cannot be exhibited in any other class at the National Jersey Show (e.g. a cow may be shown in either the Lifetime Component Class or the Mature Cow Class, but not both).

The Lifetime Component Class will also be included as a class in the 2017 All Canadian Contest. The Jersey Canada Board of Directors would like to encourage other county, provincial, and championship Jersey shows to consider including a Lifetime Component Class as well.

Looking for a Hotel?

Jersey Canada has arranged a special group rate for those who require hotel accommodations while visiting the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, November 3-12, 2017. 

Hotel Details: 
Chelsea Hotel ~ www.chelseatoronto.com
33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4

Book Now!
Booking deadline: October 7, 2017 - HOWEVER - there is a limited number of rooms included in this block and it typically sells out early. Better to book NOW and adjust later than to be disappointed.

$128.00* CAD (single/double 2 beds)
* does NOT include breakfast 
* is subject to applicable taxes
* cancellation within 48 hours of arrival, non penalty

Reservation Procedures:
Phone ... call the Reservations Department at 1-800-243-5732. Ask for Jersey Canada group room block using code: AGR103117.
On-Line ... click here

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Showmanship Competition

Date: Friday November 10, 2017 @ 2:00 PM 

Eligibility: The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) Showmanship Competition is open to youth and young adults 10-21 years of age as of show day.

Entry Deadline & Fee: October 16, 2017 - $15 - due with entry or can be billed to your Jersey Canada account 

Late Entry Fee: Entries received after the deadline are subject to a 'late entry fee' of $30

Entry Form: PDF or MSWord

The Royal On-The-Go

Jersey Canada will be posting highlights of the Royal Jersey show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to Follow Us, Like Us, Share, and Retweet. 

New Rule Announced in 2016

Changing the natural colour of an animal is prohibited. However, external applications of cosmetics that affect only appearance may be used, including by way of example colour touch up of a maximum of 4” on either side of the topline, hoof polishes and false switches.

Volunteers Needed

Jersey Canada is always looking for volunteers to assist at the Royal. If you are available to 'man' the Jersey Canada booth November 3-12 (3 hour shifts) and/or help with the National Jersey Show (awards, runners, pooper scooper, etc.) contact Phyllis  (519) 821-1020 (ext 21).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you looking to support the Jersey Breed in a unique and gratifying way? Sponsor a Jersey Class at the Royal! All sponsors will be recognized with top class results in the December issue of the Canadian Jersey Breeder. Contact Phyllis for details!

Thank-you to our 2016 Sponsors

Youth Showmanship Competition Sponsors: Select Sires, Enniskillen Jerseys, Avonlea Genetics, Lookout Jerseys, Farm Boy Productions. 
Class and Championship Sponsors: Birdsong Farm, Beslea Farms, Rapid Bay Farms, Bri-Lin Jerseys, Semex Brazil, St. Lawrence Valley Jersey Club, Chimewood Jerseys, Steve Christman & Kim Myers, Bridon Farms, Lone Pine Jerseys, Buttercup Jerseys, Echobrook Farm, Jersey Ontario, Unique Stock Farm, Semex, Westlandyn Farms, RJ Farms, Rexlea Jerseys, Prairie Harbour Jerseys, Ron Sharp Memorial (Myrtle Sharp & Dorothy Durdos), CanWest DHI, George Raithby Memorial Trophy (Raithby Family), Granclare Farm Ltd., John Bull Memorial Trophy (Bull Family), Shamrock Genetics Inc, Elmer Buchanan Memorial Trophy (Jersey Atlantic), Don Head Challenge Award (Virginia McLaughlin), Australian Trophy (Lawson Family), Gilbert & Graham Robison Memorial Trophy (Ruth Robison & Beverley Little).