NOT even rain could dampen the enthusiasm of a large contingent of feedlot industry supporters who gathered for a social event hosted by the Women of Lot Feeding at the Historic Jondaryan Woolshed on Queensland’s Darling Downs on Saturday night.
The Woolshed provided the perfect backdrop to host the Beef, Bling and Bow-ties event just days before International Womens Day. Women of Lot Feeding (WOLF) is a not for profit organisation, launched last year. It was created to establish a professional networking platform for women involved both directly and indirectly in the lotfeeding industry.
Attendees listened to motivating and informative speeches delivered by Sally Mitchell, the inaugural winner of the Victorian Rural Woman of the Year award and MLA marketing manager Lisa Sharp. Both ladies spoke of their challenges in working in mostly male-dominated areas and how they have navigated paths to success in their respective fields.
The formal proceedings were brought to a close with the Women of Lot Feeding group’s inaugural Beef-Up charity auction. Grainfed beef producers Stockyard Beef, Signature Beef, Oakey Beef Exports, AA Co, and Mort & Co donated a box of their finest beef to be auctioned off on the night, with proceeds going to a charity of their choice. A total of $4800 was raised for a series of worthy beneficiaries including Beyond Blue, Black Dog Institute, Rick Seeds Charity Campdraft, Lifeflight and Royal Flying Doctor Service.
John Malone from Landmark Dalby, acted as master of ceremonies.
Here’s some more social pictures from the event – click on the images for a larger view.
Steve and Fiona Martin, Kerwee Feedlot, Jondaryan, with guest speaker Sally Mitchell and her husband Barry Ashwin, Torrumbarry, Victoria.
Pictures: Sarah Coulton, Coulton’s Country Photography