Seedstock industry stalwart Trevor Cottee passed away peacefully last Wednesday, aged 88.
Mr Cottee was an early adopter of Charolais genetics in Australia in the 1970s and to some considerable degree can be attributed with the breed’s success, particularly in terminal crossbreeding, in Australia today.
He was the president of the Australian Charolais Society from 1989 to 1992 and an Honorary Life Member of the society since 1993.
Mr Cottee was a regular attendee and participant in Brisbane and Sydney Royal Shows over the past 30 years, both as an exhibitor with a particular passion for led steers, as a steward, and as a breed supporter and organiser.
The Australian Charolais Society this week acknowledged his significant contribution towards the breed’s progression to a position of prominence in the Australian beef Industry.
“Trevor was an inspirational leader of the Society and an exceptional representative of all Australian Charolais breeders,” a statement said.
Mr Cottee is survived by his wife, Barbara, and family. A service was held in Brisbane this morning.