THE Women of Lot Feeding organisation’s inaugural high tea held at Jimbour House on the Darling Downs on Saturday attracted more than 150 patrons from lotfeeding areas across Queensland and New South Wales.
Held just days before International Womens Day and Queensland Women’s Week, the high tea was held to launch the new organisation, created to establish a professional networking platform for women involved in the lotfeeding industry.
Women of Lot Feeding (WOLF) committee member Amanda Moohen said the group’s mission was to bring together a network of passionate women within the feedlot sector by providing inspiration, support and opportunity to pave the way for sustainable careers in the industry.
“As Women of Lot Feeding moves forward, we would like to see it being able to advance feedlots by offering programs and advice to help businesses,” Ms Moohen said.
As a group, WOLF’s aims are to provide support, create new opportunities and develop policies to be used within the industry in regard to managing employees when concerning maternity or paternity leave and returning back into the workforce, as well as mental health awareness, professional develop opportunities and mentoring programs.
Attendees of the high tea listened to motivating speeches delivered by Westpac Agribusiness’s Susan Bower, Mort & Co’s Jordan Peach, and ALFA president Tess Herbert – the first female to head the grainfed sector peak council.
Mrs Herbert threw her support behind the organisation and congratulated the committee for strengthening an important aspect of the Australian beef industry.
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