The fourth Women of Lot Feeding’s annual event, Beef Bling and Bowties took place on Saturday 18 May. The band Preserve the Moose provided fantastic entertainment on the night with people even dancing in between the entrée and main meal.

Guest Speaker Lauren McNally, HR & WHS Manager at Mort & Co, spoke of her life experiences and how they have impacted and influenced her to become the woman that she is today, and why she is so passionate about working within the feedlot industry. She loves observing and empowering the strong and resilient capabilities of rural agricultural workforces. Also, a talented artist, Lauren painted and donated the first prize for the raffle on the night.

Key-note speaker for the night was Jason Strong, Managing Director of MLA, spoke about the direction of MLA and many of the projects it is currently undertaking. Critical to their success is strengthening the relationship between the MLA and the producers by building stronger collaboration, within the supply chain, and delivering value for the stake holder investments. He discussed projects that are underway and the benefits that come from them. There are many thousands of projects that have been completed with over 600 still underway.

Rob Baines, National Account Manager – Intensive and Corporate Business for Coopers Animal Health was MC for the night, while Brendan Kelly from Kellco, utilised his auctioneering skills for the well supported fourth Beef Up Charity Auction. Boxes of premium beef were donated by Kerwee Lot Feeders – (Stockyard Beef), Mort and Co – (Phoenix Brand), Oakey Beef Exports – (Oakey Premium Wagyu), Australian Agricultural Company – (Wylarah), Kilcoy Global Foods – (Kilcoy Pure), Wyalla Beef (Verified Black Angus Beef) and John Dee – (Gold), which raised over $5500 for the Leukemia Foundation, Royal Flying Doctors, Beyond Blue and MS Australia.

“Beef Bling and Bowties is hard work behind the scene, but it is worth it when you see everyone thoroughly enjoying the evening and building their networks within the industry” WOLF President Amanda Moohen said.

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