Beef’s night to sparkle

Women of Lot Feed­ing gather for gala din­ner

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Market Reports -

WHAT does a feed­lot in Rus­sia and beef, bling and bow ties at Jondaryan Wool­shed have in com­mon?

The an­swer is Hayley Robin­son – this year’s spe­cial guest speaker at the Women of Lot Feed­ing’s (WOLF) an­nual Beef Bling and Bow Ties.

Hayley’s pas­sion for the feed­lot in­dus­try came to the fore­front on Satur­day night when she spoke at the sig­na­ture event.

Her in­ter­est­ing and in­spi­ra­tional pre­sen­ta­tion about her two years run­ning a 100,000-head feed­lot in Rus­sia with her hus­band Brad had the 130 at­ten­dees glued to her ev­ery word.

Not only did they have to man­age the feed­lot, they had to ed­u­cate the lo­cals on how to man­age the whole sup­ply chain.

This op­por­tu­nity en­abled Hayley to use and share the many skills she ac­quired work­ing in the Aus­tralian in­dus­try to ben­e­fit an emerg­ing in­dus­try over there.

Her final mes­sage to the crowd was: “You never know where a ca­reer in the feed­lot in­dus­try can take you.”

Peo­ple trav­elled from as far away as Bris­bane, Wal­lum­billa and Dalun­gra in NSW to at­tend the event.

The Jondaryan Wool­shed pro­vided the per­fect back­drop to cre­ate a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to net­work, catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Brendan Kelly from Kellco, the MC for the evening, used his auc­tion­eer­ing skills for the well-sup­ported sec­ond Beef Up Char­ity Auc­tion.

The four boxes of pre­mium beef were do­nated by Ker­wee Lot Feed­ers (Stock­yard Beef), Mort and Co (Phoenix Brand), Oakey Beef Ex­ports and the Aus­tralian Agri­cul­tural Com­pany.

With robust bid­ding, $3350 was raised for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion, Royal Fly­ing Doc­tors, the Heart Foun­da­tion and Tie Up the Black Dog Foun­da­tion.

This event would not have hap­pened with­out the sup­port of MLA and ALFA, and spon­sor­ship from El­ders, Elanco, Mullins Me­chan­i­cal, Amist Su­per, Camm Agri­cul­tural Group, Z Tags, Data­mars Agri ID, Coul­ton’s Coun­try Pho­tog­ra­phy, Jondaryan Wool­shed, Lalle­mand and Hip Pocket.

“All the hard work that goes on be­hind the scene is worth it when you see ev­ery­one thor­oughly en­joy­ing the evening and build­ing their net­works within the in­dus­try,” WOLF vice-pres­i­dent Emily Pol­lock said.

Women of Lot Feed­ing was formed to pro­vide sup­port and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for women in feed­lots. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the WOLF Face­book page.

PHO­TOS: COUL­TON’S COUN­TRY PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

DRESSED UP: Carolyn Low­ery, Jenni Na­tion and An­drew Doust, all from Wainui Feed­lot, Bowenville, at the third an­nual WOLF event with Maryellen and Ash­ley Volz from High­grove.

Ash­ley Love­day from El­ders Dalby, with his wife Tina, and Russell Han­d­ley from Stand­broke, Toowoomba.

Marty Row­lands from Mur­phy’s Creek, with WOLF trea­surer Amanda Moohen and Bryce Camm from Camm Agri­cul­tural Group.

Roger Un­der­wood from Pine Hills, Wal­lum­billa, Justin Har­ri­son from Toowoomba, and Ian Wal­lis from Toowoomba.

James An­der­s­son wooed the crowd and had guests up and danc­ing as the evening rolled on.

Lauren McNally and Na­dine Giusti from Mort & Co, Toowoomba, with Emily Pol­lock from El­ynx, Toowoomba.

Megan and An­drew Green, Jules O’Sul­li­van, Anthony Hughes, Lisa Kynoch and James Stan­ley.

Hayley Robin­son from Dalby spoke about her time in Rus­sia run­ning a large feed­lot.

More than 120 guests filled Jondaryan Wool­shed on Satur­day night for the Women of Lot Feed­ing event.

Jo and Tom Moore from Moore Eggs.

Kelly Weier from Toowoomba and Court­ney Bailey from Bris­bane.

Ben Wood­land and Helen Ward from Dalby.

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