Halfway Social | Landholders Driving Change

The winners and runners-up photos of the LDC photography competition on display on the night.

Everybody had to pop a token in a boot to vote their favourite photo which was awarded People’s Choice for the LDC photography competition. It was a tight race between many of the photos. Congratulations to all entrants.

NQ Dry Tropics’ LDC team member Eilis Walker, Derek Young, Shannonvale Station, and Alex Otto.

James Allen, of Neilly Group Engineering and Bec Lathwell, of Havilah, check out the photography competition photos.

Guest speaker, footy legend and Queensland Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke.

The Ford family, of Havilah Station, Jocelyn, Chris, Kiara, Adam and Jason.

Beef, Buckles and Boots social was very popular

Graziers, project delivery partners, science collaborators and industry representatives joined the LDC team at the Collinsville Community Centre for a social get together in September.  It was our way to thank everybody for supporting the LDC project.

Almost 80 people attended the event and proved to be a captive audience when guest speaker Shane Webcke, rugby league legend and Queensland Safety Ambassador, told his story, including his childhood years growing up on a property. 

The winners of the photography competition were announced.  Finalists and runner-ups will feature in a 2020 LDC Calendar.  The competition drew almost 100 entries, and proved so popular, that it will be held again next year. 

After dinner, people kicked up their heels to music, and both adults and children enjoyed the jumping castle and bucking mechanical bull.

Thank you for supporting this event and making it a great success.

Guest speaker Shane Webcke was kept busy signing football memorabilia on the night.

James Gordon, Mt Pleasant Station, and Glenn Dale, of Verterra.

Scott Stanieg and Jocelyn Omand, Turrawulla Station.

LDC Project Manager Lisa Hutchinson was MC for the evening.

NQ Dry Tropics’ Rod Kerr and Jamie Gordon, Mt Pleasant, listen to proceedings.

Delicious and beautiful sweets table. The event was catered by the Pit Pony Tavern, Collinsville.

Beef, Buckles and Boots was held under a marquee at the Collinsville Community Centre.

Pat Bitmead, Glenalpine Station, and Tess Camm, Signature Beef.

NQ Dry Tropics’ LDC team members Sheyanne Frisby and Sheridan Callcott.

Shane Watts, Sonoma Station, chats with Dan and Kath Kenny, Dartmoor Station.

Shane Webcke and Jack O’Loughlin, of Exevale.

Bill Jardine and Joan Gordon, Mt Pleasant Station.

Shane Webcke with Derek Young, Shannonvale.

LDC project panel member grazier Bristow Hughes, of Strathalbyn, showing form on the mechanical bull.

Jocelyn Omand, pictured centre, won the People’s Choice award with this cracking shot. It was also runner up in the ‘our people’ section for the professional photographer category. She is pictured with LDC MERI officer Barb Colls and LDC project panel member and grazier Dan Kenny, of Dartmoor, who officiated the award ceremony.

LDC project support officer Tanya Magor, LDC project panel member Buster O’Loughlin, of Exevale, LDC senior grazing support officer Adrienne Hall, and Create and Evaluate principal director Renee Madsen.

The Cormack family, of Glenbowen, with Shane Webcke. From left, Melissa, Mia, Darcy and Christian.

LDC project panel member grazier Dan Kenny, Dartmoor, officiated the photography award ceremony with LDC MERI officer Barb Colls, pictured middle. From left, Dan Kenny, Mia Cormack, Darcy Cormack, Melissa Cormack, Jorden Ford, Barb Colls, Jocelyn Omand, Christine Dalton, Natalie Comerford.

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