Charity Auction

Australian livestock exporters have a proud history of digging deep to support worthy causes through the LIVEXchange gala dinner and charity auction. The beneficiaries are nominated by the hosting state chapter, this year the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association (NTLEA).

The 2022 charity auction raised almost $150,000.

Greg Smith Family Trust

Greg (Whippy) Smith was a livestock export industry stockperson who also worked for decades in Indonesia, supporting small farmers working with imported Australian cattle. He was involved in a wide range of projects for the industry in Indonesia, establishing feedlots, providing training, and conducting supply chain audits.

Greg passed away in April 2021 following an accident while discharging a vessel in Indonesia, leaving behind his wife, adult daughter and teenage sons Tristan and Brody. He was 59 years old. The Greg Smith Family Trust has been set up to support the ongoing education of the boys, including the opportunity to attend university if they wish.

Family of Seafarers Foundation

The Family of Seafarers Foundation has been established by the Mission to Seafarers Australia and exporter AUSTREX.

Seafarers, stockpeople and veterinarians make an important contribution to the livestock export trade, and it can be immensely painful for families on the rare occasion when tragedy strikes.

The foundation will provide support to families who have lost loved ones at sea who were working on livestock vessels which use Australian and New Zealand ports, including the families of the Gulf Livestock 1 which went missing in 2020.

Auction items

Black Angus hide and Angus Australia merchandise pack

Kindly donated by Angus Australia, this package includes:

  • Black Angus hide
  • Angus Australia Keep cup
  • Angus Australia Centenary Cap and Meat
  • The Ultimate Companion by Anthony Puharich and Libby Travers.

Six bottles of Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

Kindly donated by Austrex, Penfolds St Henri Shiraz is matured for two months in 50+ year old seasoned oak vats. This earthy red has an evocative nose of dark fruits, no discernible oak, balanced acid & rounded tannins. You’ll note dried herbs, liquorice, cedar & subtle coffee flavours.

Woolly sheep and Willy wagtails

Art by Brooks and Emanuel Exports have kindly donated a framed print, “Woolly sheep and Willy wagtails” (90cm x 90cm).

CHAR Restaurant Voucher

Brett Cattle Company & CHAR restaurant Darwin have kindly donated an unforgettable dinner for 2 (up to the value of $300) at one of the top dining destinations in the Northern Territory.

CHAR Restaurant aims to deliver nothing short of a high-quality, unforgettable dining experience. They live and breathe quality cuisine, with a focus on ensuring each one of their guests leave the restaurant with an empty plate and a satisfied stomach. They source the best quality produce from all over, and the quality of their meats can be described as nothing less than exceptional.

Elderton Wines, accommodation and Masterclass

This experience has been kindly donated by Cameron Ashmead of Elderton Wines and Australian Cattle Enterprises. The package includes a wine tasting Masterclass, six bottles of Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, and two nights at the Winery Guesthouse in the Barossa Valley for up to six people

Protocol service for a G-Class sized vessel (~4000 feeder cattle, ex Darwin)

Charles Vaughan Veterinary Services (CVVS) and Nutrien Ag Solutions Darwin have kindly donated 1 x G-Class Vessel (Gelbray, Greyman, Galloway etc. approx 4,000hd) feeder cattle export protocol (inspect and treat) ex Darwin.

Two ICON Wagyu Tomahawk steaks

Paradigm Food has kindly donated two ICON Wagyu Tomahawk steaks. Award-winning ICON Wagyu delivers renowned Japanese Wagyu genetics with exceptional marbling, tenderness and taste. Sustainably raised in Eastern Australia for a minimum of 12 months these tomahawk steaks are the perfect centrepiece for your next BBQ.

Maui Jim sunglasses voucher and case

Nutrien Ag Solutions have kindly donated a Nutrien-branded case with a voucher to redeem any pair of sunglasses from Maui Jim (valued at approx.$750).

Maui Jim’s patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology wipes out harsh glare, enhances colour washed out by the sun and eliminates 100% of harmful UV rays.

McDonald’s Funpack

Kindly donated by McDonalds, enjoy some fun in the sun with McDonald’s merchandise:

  • 2 x towels
  • 2 x insulated drink bottles
  • 1 x insulated cup
  • 1 x back pack
  • 1 x umbrella
  • 1 x notebook
  • 1 x cooler bag
  • 1 x water cooler

Paspaley Kimberley onyx bracelet (with two pearls) and boutique experience

Kindly donated by the Queensland Livestock Exporters’ Association and the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters’ Association, the Kimberley onyx bracelet is crafted in earthy sandalwood from the Kimberley and features two hand-selected Paspaley pearls. You also get the Paspaley Pearl Darwin “in-boutique experience” – over a glass of champagne, learn why Paspaley Pearls are the best cultured pearls in the world.

Framed Braham Weaner Print

Kindly donated by Ida Montague for the Greg Smith Family Trust,this artwork is a limited print (1 of 10) Originally painted by and signed with a message from Ida Montague. The print measures 80 x 95 cm.

Suak Sumatera Resort Package, Lampung, Indonesia

Kindly donated by Dicky Adiwoso and Greg Pankhurst. The package includes transfers from Bandar Lampung Airport, full Board for 4 people in 2 Villa accommodation for 3 nights (Includes drinks package to value of $400), exclusive use of the property and its facilities, and assistance with arrangement of travel and associated trips.

Campdrafter Saddle

Kindly donated by Halleen, the Campdrafter saddle is the flagship showcase saddle of Kent Saddlery and is a popular choice for campdrafting. 4″ knee pads and 3″ cantle provide security while allowing freedom of movement.

  • Supplied fully mounted
  • Handmade in South East Queensland, Australia
  • Two Tone Leather, Embossed Skirt and Fenders, Cheyenne Roll and Silver Conchos

Pregnancy and BVD testing kit package

IDEXX kindly donates an extensive testing package:

100 x Alertys OnFarm Pregnancy Test:

  • IDEXX has recently launched a new cow-side pregnancy test that empowers vets and farmers to pregnancy test animals as early as 28 days post-mating using a sample of blood.
  • The Alertys OnFarm test provides farmers accurate (99.7 per cent) pregnancy detection with results in 20 mins.

20 x BVDV Point-Of-Care Test

  • The IDEXX cow-side BVDV Ag Point-of-Care Test can be used to test ear-notch samples to identify persistently infected animals.
  • It produces results about an animal’s BVD infection status within 30 minutes.
  • This test is ideal for rule-in/rule-out decision-making whilst on-farm and for biosecurity screening with newly introduced animals. Don’t let a PI wreak havoc on your farm!

50 x IDEXX Laboratory Pregnancy Testing

  • Reduce days empty, increase production, and improve herd health with accurate, fast results.
  • Our pregnancy tests are based on the detection of a panel of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs), which are only produced in the presence of an embryo or fetus.
  • Alertys milk- and blood-based tests offer flexible testing options with results as early as 28 days post breeding.
  • Improve cow comfort, animal welfare, and employee safety

The Warwick Rancher Headbail

Kindly donated by Warwick Cattle Crush Company. Front operated full walkthrough headbail. Suitable for various applications and can be utilised as part of portable or permanent situations.

Vessel Model “Galloway Express”

Livestock Express have kindly donate a 1:150 scale model of livestock carrier “Galloway Express”. Measures 104 cm x 25 cm x 38.5 cm. Wooden stand and transparent cover included.

Decorative Ceramic Cow

Livestock Express have kindly donated a handmade, earthenware decorative piece from Royal Goedewaagen in the Netherlands, one of the oldest factories in Europe. Comes with authentication certificate.

Ceramic Delft Blue bottle with two tumblers

Livestock Express have kindly donated one ceramic Delft Blue bottle from Schoonhoven Keramiek in the Netherlands. Set of one bottle and two tumblers. Comes with authentication certificate.

Wallabies jersey signed by John Eales

Kindly donated by AUSTREX, this is a one-of-a-kind vintage Wallabies jersey with signatures from World Cup and Bledisloe Cup winning captain John Eales, amongst other players.

(Photo for reference only. Credit: Reuters)

Newcastle Waters Brahman Stud Sire (Bull Lot 1, 3744)

Kindly donated by Consolidated Pastoral Company. One pure Brahman Bull sire from CPC’s Newcastle Waters Station NT Brahman Stud. Proven sire that has recently been vet checked including morphology. Ready to work and breed quality cattle. Bulls are free to travel anywhere in Australia as JBAS7. Transport included to Tennant Creek, Katherine or Darwin and assist with freight to other locations.

Newcastle Waters Brahman Stud Sire (Bull lot 2, 3752)

Kindly donated by Consolidated Pastoral Company. One pure Brahman Bull sire from CPC’s Newcastle Waters Station NT Brahman Stud. Proven sire that has recently been vet checked including morphology. Ready to work and breed quality cattle. Bulls are free to travel anywhere in Australia as JBAS7. Transport included to Tennant Creek, Katherine or Darwin and assist with freight to other locations.