Livestock and the Groot Plaasproe

Thursday and Friday’s programme focus on displaying the livestock and dairy industries – with exhibitions, information exchanges, conferences and a sponsored school’s programme. On Saturday, Agri-Expo Livestock hosts the Groot Plaasproe with an array of artisan food and drink stalls and Die Braai Crew’s Groot Braaikompetisie. The highlight of the day is the crowning of the FNB Dairy Queen of the Year and the BKB Supreme Beef King/Queen.

Biomin show arena

The Biomin Show Arena hosts the biggest breed- and interbreed championships in South Africa, as well as the Old Mutual Insure Regional Youth Show. The ultimate honour for the top dairy and cattle breeds is to be crowned as the FNB Dairy Queen of the Year and the BKB Supreme Beef King/Queen respectively. It takes years of thorough breeding, excellent blood lines and just a bit of luck to create the ultimate champion, which makes this display of top breeds a spectacular experience. Visitors can share some time amongst these prized animals and witness the royalty of the livestock industry enter the spotlight in the Biomin Show Arena in the Agri-Expo Livestock Pavilion

Download the Breed Championships programme

Display Arena

Both Townies and Farmies can enjoy all aspects of farm life at Agri-Expo Livestock. Kids get the opportunity to lead animals around the show ring with the assistance of experienced trainers or simply touch and interact with live animals. Sheep dog shows and sheep shearing demonstrations are some of the exciting activities visitors can look forward to.

Rabbit Hub: For the first time at Agri-Expo Livestock 2017

This year’s Cape Rabbit Club Championship Spring Show will take place at Agri-Expo Livestock. Entries are rolling in for the championship, to be judged by international judge Brian C Platt, from the UK, in collaboration with well-known South African all breeds judge Karoline Steenekamp. Judging will take place in the Rabbit Hub on Thursday 12 October 2017. Breeds already entered include Netherland Dwarf, Jersey Wooly, Dutch, Angora, Belgium Hare, Hotot, English, Flemish Giant, Frosted Pearl, New Zealand, Silver Fox, Chinchilla Giganta, Rex and Satin. Entries close on Wednesday 27 September 2017. The public will be able to view the rabbits daily (from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 October) from 10:00 to 18:00. Rabbits can also be entered for a pet bunny class at 10:30 on Saturday 14 October. The entry fee is R20 and entries close on 4 October. To enter, or for more information, contact Simone van Zyl at or 083 231 0399 or Karoline Steenekamp at 082 867 9139. Read more

Conference Centre

The Conference Centre hosts conferences and special events, as well as the Milk Goat Information Day, the Beef Cattle Information Day, the SA Studbook Logix ELITE Dinner and the ARC National Dairy Performers’ Awards. The full conference programme will be available soon.

Educational fun for the whole family

Enjoy a day on the farm, watch cows being milked with the latest milking equipment in the Milk Shed, see animals being washed and prepared in the Wash Area before their parade in the show ring or create unique photo opportunities with animals like Percherons, Alpacas, different cattle breeds, sheep, etc in the Animal Lane.