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A round metal and enamel badge featuring a gold coloured crown protruding from the top of the badge and two claws affixed to the back of the badge to fasten onto a ribbon. The front of the badge features a blue border with gold details in a belt design, with text in gold "THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA". Within the blue border is a red inner circle with text in gold "RASV".
The Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud Collection is an extensive collection of trophies, ribbons, medals, badges, prize certificates, showing equipment and stud cattle photographs. The items are associated with a beef shorthorn stud established by the Davis family of the Corowa district in the early 1950s, and are in good condition.
These objects record a recent expression of a long tradition of showing stud livestock at agricultural shows in Australia and Britain. Stud competitions at annual shows in Australian cities and regional centres enabled the gradual improvement of sheep and cattle herds. Shorthorn cattle proved adaptable and hardy in Australia, and became one of the dominant breeds. The Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud Collection helps to record the successful establishment of the shorthorn breed in Australia and the role of agricultural shows in enabling the improvement of cattle breeds. The collection also reflects the dramatic changes experienced by the rural sector in the second half of the twentieth century as tightening economic conditions forced many rural families, including the Davis family, to sell their properties.
W 48mm x H 65mm x D 5mm