THE Women of Lot Feeding “Beef Bling and Bowtie Ball” has become one of the most popular events on the feedlot industry calendar, with 300 guests attending this year’s event at Toowoomba’s Clifford Park on Saturday night.
In welcoming guests, Women of Lot Feeding (WOLF) president Kim Ryan noted that in the last 12 months, both the lot feeding and broader agricultural industries have experienced some trying times, from widespread droughts to unprecedented floods, and good cattle prices to bad cropping seasons.
Additionally businesses have grappled with returning COVID waves, and the added alert of foot and mouth disease and lumpy skin disesase outbreaks in nearby Indonesia.
The large and vibrant gathering of people from throughout the feedlot sector was a true representation of the industry’s strength and resilience, she added.
The Master of Ceremonies, rural journalist Ashley Walmsley, aka ‘The Ringer’, kept the large crowd entertained with politically correct versions of well-known children’s books such as The Hungry Caterpillar and the Little Engine That Could, in addition to a full episode of Landline in four minutes.
People travelled from as far as Clermont, Brisbane, Kilcoy, Roma and many places in between to attend the gala event.
With the Clifford Park Twilight Races providing the backdrop, the ball was a great opportunity for people to network and catch up with old friends and make new ones.
After the official duties were over “Preserve the Moose” provided the music for everyone to kick up their heals, let their hair down and dance the night away.
Protein Production Vets again had naming rights to the event and without the continued sponsorship from all the sponsors this event would not be able to be hosted annually.
Major sponsors for the night included Phibro, Animal Austasia, Fodderlink, CAMM Agricultural Group, Elynx, Performance Feeds, Rotomix, Feed Central, Lallamand, Integrated Animal Production, Australian Country Choice, Elanco, Elders, Graincorp, and Metalcorp.
The annual Charity Beef-Up Auction was another highlight of the night with top quality meat being donated by Stockyard Beef, AACo, NH Foods, Mort and Co and Kilcoy Global Foods. Over $7000 was raised by the auction for charities such as Dolly’s Dream, Royal Flying Doctors Service, Channel Country Ladies Day, Rural Aid and Beyond Blue
Women of Lot Feeding was formed to provide support, and networking opportunities for women working in feedlots and its associated industries. For further information on WOLF please visit the Facebook Page or ring 0419966180.