Beef’s night to sparkle
Women of Lot Feeding gather for gala dinner
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.
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.