Elders at Beef 21 – day five
As the sun sets on the final day of trade at Beef Australia, the event has been labelled a huge success for the local organisers and the extended Elders team.
Mark McNamee, QLD/NT State Real Estate Manager, says his time speaking with clients at the Elders Pavilion has cemented his confidence in the future of the industry.
“We’re walking away from this event with a genuine sense of positivity, from all part of the beef industry.” says Mr McNamee.
“For the Elders Real Estate business, we are looking to the future. We are confident in investing in our offering for agriculture industry, because our customers are feeling that confidence too.”
“In this industry, we’re all on the journey together.”
Taking a moment to reflect on the busy week, Rockhampton local, Kiah Charles (Elders Insurance Specialist) says she has enjoyed working alongside the wider Elders team each day.
“It sounds like a cliché, but it really is great to have the whole Elders team come together for an event like Beef Australia.” says Ms Charles.
“We’ve caught up with people from the Northern Territory, Western Australia and right across the country, who’ve all travelled a long way to be here.”
“From insurance, to real estate, to livestock; it makes you really proud to wear the ‘pink shirt’ when you see it all come together.”
Putting the icing on the cake that was Beef Australia, is the Royal Flying Doctor Service Rockhampton auxiliary, who raised over $17,000 from their site at the Elders Pavilion.
Selling the iconic Elders red cattle canes to raise funds for the organisation, Margaret Laughton says she is overwhelmed with the support from visitors to the event.
“It’s been a great success” says Mrs Laughton.
“We ran out of cattle canes on Thursday and we had lots of enquiries still on Friday. People are so passionate about supporting the RFDS.”
Surprising the auxiliary on Friday afternoon was a generous donation from Datamars Livestock, who allocated the sale of a XRS2 Stick Reader (valued at $2,350) to the organisation.
“We want to say thank you to Elders for sponsoring our site at Beef Australia,” said Mrs Laughton, “and to each and every person who dropped by to say hello.”
Relive the highlights of Beef Australia 21 and the Elders Pavilion through our fabulous image gallery.
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