Hawkesbury breeder Shannon Lawlor will be sending two of his cows to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for competition this Sunday, April 14.
Lawlor is based at Ausbred stud in Kurmond, where he breeds all varieties of cattle.
The two that he plans to send to the show are Black Simmentals - six-year-old Ausbred Bambi and her eight-month-old calf Ausbred Caribbean Pearl.
At the show they will be judged together in their breeds, as the show only allows them as a pair.
Their category is set to have 57 entrants. "They are going up against the best of the best," said Lawlor.
"We feel like we will be pretty competitive.
"We have done well at local shows and have been preparing for the Royal."
Lawlor recently competed with his cow and calf duo at the Castle Hill Show.
They were judged separately which saw Bambi come in first in the Cow over two years category.
Caribbean Pearl dominated the show taking out first in the heifer 6 to 12 months, Champion Simmental Female, Champion Interbreed Female and Supreme Beef Animal.
She did this at just seven-and-a-half months old which made her the youngest animal exhibited at the Castle Hill Show that weekend.
"She [Caribbean Pearl] has done exceptionally well especially since she's been competing against calves born in May, whereas she was born in August.
"The show brings cattle from all around, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and other parts of Australia to compete.
"So, it is tough competition but I think we have got a decent chance," Lawlor said on the Royal.
This isn't the first time that Lawlor has attended the show having been around breeding and competition since 2004.
"I have previously competed with bulls, heifers, cattle, everything ... I have been around it a while." said Lawlor.
Bambi and Caribbean Pearl were picked up for the show on Monday and will be competing on Sunday, April 14 at the Royal Easter Show.
Lawlor and his duo will be joined by three other cows form his stud to compete at the Hawkesbury Show this year, May 10 to 12.