Heifer pair up for cancer charity

Leesa and Bill Johnston at the 2022 Cattle 4 A Cure Sale. PICTURE: Jessica McGrath 301406_07

Charity livestock sale ‘Cattle for a Cure’ will have two heifers up for auction for cancer research this year.

On Tuesday, 10 October, two beasts will go under the hammer for a good cause at the Murgon Saleyards – one owned by the Hoogstraten family weighing in at 351 kilograms, and the other, owned by the Johnston family, weighing around 250 kilograms.

Bill Johnston, who has run the event with Pat Williams for several years now, was delighted to see a second family support the fundraiser this year.

“We’re hoping that even though the prices might be down, some people might combine purchasing a heifer with supporting Relay for Life,” Mr Johnston said.

“The Hoogstraten’s have produced some wonderful cattle, they’ve won a few prizes with their cattle.”

A third beast owned by Mr Williams will be the prize for the ‘Cattle for a Cure’ raffles.

All proceeds from the two beasts, plus the funds raised by the raffles, will be going towards the fundraising efforts of the Ride 4 Relay Team and South Burnett Relay For Life tally.

The donations will help cancer patients get more support and ensure more cancer research is made possible.

“The support is great, it makes it [all] possible,” Mr Johnston said.

The progress of these two beasts has been kindly supported by Aussie Land and Livestock, Crossy’s Livestock Transport, Ken Hession Quality Feed, GDL Rural, and Kingaroy Office Central, with The Little Butcher Kingaroy supporting the raffle beast.

The general sale at Murgon will start at 8am.