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LANDMARK | 31 July 2009

Toowoomba supports 742kg Charolais for charity

[Pictured are Mark Scholes-Stud Stock Officer, Woody and Downlands student Sam Connelley]

Woody, a 742 kilogram Charolais milk-tooth steer, will be auctioned in a bid to raise money for children at this year’s Royal Queensland Show; locally known as the Ekka Donated by the Price family of Mongool Charolais Stud, Yuleba in Queensland, Woody will be the star of Landmark's annual charity steer auction on Friday, 7 August.

Since 2002, Landmark’s Toowoomba team, along with the Price family and Downlands College, has raised funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation through the charity steer auction.

Students from the Downlands College of Toowoomba feed, handle, lead and display the steer donated by the Prices and Landmark auction the steer during the Prime Sale held on the first Friday of the Ekka.

This combined effort has raised more than $60,000 for the hospital. The funds are used for research and to improve support services for rural kids and their families who may need to stay at the hospital to access the specialist care. More than half of all patients are from outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and last year, more than 500 children from Toowoomba - Darling Downs area were treated at the hospital.

Landmark is also sponsoring a number of other events at this year’s Ekka, with Anthony Hyland, Branch Manager-Mitchell, and Trent McKinlay, Branch Manager-Injune, representing Landmark in the ALPA Young Auctioneers state final. Landmark are proud sponsors of:

  • the Landmark Stud Sheep Schools competition
  • Queensland Young Auctioneers competition
  • the Landmark Led Steer Jackpot competition
  • the Landmark Junior Led Heifer, Steer and Carcass competition.

To keep track of all the action at Ekka, go to the Ekka Website.

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