Harvey Beef bids for better mental health
Harvey Beef has taken part in an intense auction, bidding a generous sum of $11,000 for mental health and taking home a 586kg red angus steer.
Black Dog Ride is a charity created by Steve Andrews in 2009 to promote mental health awareness and the prevention of suicide and is particularly active in rural areas.
Held at the Claremont Showgrounds cattle judging ring, the auction was first introduced through the collaboration of Peter and Judy Milton and the Black Dog Ride team to raise money and educate people on the charity’s work.
The Black Dog Ride auction steer is donated each year by a West Australian cattle farmer and this year a 586kg Kildarra Cattle Farm red angus steer was hand picked for the auction.
Harvey Beef general manager of agriculture and livestock at Kim McDougall said the company was pleased to support such an important cause. “The work that Black Dog Ride does, particularly in rural communities, is crucial to support the people who work in all areas of livestock and agriculture,” Mr McDougall said.
“We would like to thank Kildarra Red Angus steer owners Trevlyn and Graeme Smith who donated Winston and in particular their son Sean who worked tirelessly to prepare Winston for the show.”
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