Cattle producers are being encouraged to dig deep into their pockets next week and give to a great cause, the Black Dog Ride, which aims to raises awareness of mental illness, particularly among primary producers.
With the 2019 Incitec Pivot Royal Melbourne Show Angus Feature Show just around the corner, don't forget that in support of the Black Dog Ride Little Meadows Wilcoola P7 (ET) (AI) will be offered for auction at the conclusion of the Angus judging on Sunday, September 29.The Black Dog Ride collaborates with local cattle producers and community members to arrange the preparation and travel of the animals, with one purpose in mind; to start conversations around mental health issues in rural and remote regions. The funds raised from the sale of the heifer will go to support the aim to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention, particularly amongst primary producers.
Posted by Angus Australia on Thursday, 19 September 2019
Little Meadows Angus, Dardanup, Western Australia has joined forces with local Black Dog Ride community leaders, Peter and Judy Milton in offering Little Meadows Wilcoola P7 (AI) (ET) for auction at the 2019 Royal Melbourne Angus Feature Show, joining the 100-year celebration of the Angus Society of Australia.
LM Wilcoola P7 will be shown and then offered for auction at 12 noon EST on Sunday, September 29, in the Angus ring after the female judging and before the commencement of the bulls.
The sale will be supported by Landmark, Elders and AuctionsPlus, with all proceeds going to the Black Dog Ride beneficiaries.
“As a family we have decided to offer one of our top young females as an expression of our support to all the farmers who have been affected by the devastating drought,” Tony said.
“The hardship it has put on livestock producers and their families is immeasurable and sadly its ongoing.
“We are very pleased we can support the efforts of the Miltons, who have countlessly and continually aim to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention in rural and remote communities.”
For more information on the heifer and supporting the Black Dog Ride please visit www.littlemeadowsangus.com.au or ring one of the following sale contacts:
Tony Golding, Little Meadows Angus 0429 932 447.
Mostyn Golding, Little Meadows Angus 0428 477 313
Peter Collins, Royal Melbourne Angus Show Committee President 0428 882 209
Hannah Bird, AuctionsPlus 0403 452 312
Peter Godbolt, Landmark 0457 591 929
Tim Woodem, Landmark 0436 015 115
Ross Milne, Elders 0408 057 558
This initiative is also supported by P.J Cattle Co, Quicksilver Transport, Angus Australia, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Cullen Marketing and Ridley Feeds.
“It’s important to let people know it’s ok to say you’re not ok”