THE 2020 Schute Bell Charity Steer has raised in excess of $20,000 for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, despite the annual auction being cancelled.
Since 1998 Schute Bell Badgery Lumby has held an annual charity steer auction at the Sydney Royal Show to raise funds for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, with the auction continuing to grow and become a huge success and highlighted event at the show.
But like many show events this year was a little different.
Under unusual circumstances the spirit of the auction and generosity has not been stopped.
Robert Worner and John Gray of Schute Bell still managed to raise $20,000 for the Victor Chang Foundation by way of a donation from twelve-time purchaser of the charity steer Paul Ferry.
Mr Ferry's generosity was not isolated as there will be a further donation from the sale of the steer through 1888 Certified Butchery in Double Bay, after it has been processed by Breakout River Meats, Cowra.
The steer was bred by Terry and Maylene Griffin of the Temana Charolais at Baradine, and was prepared by the students at St Stanislaus College, Bathurst, under the watch of Alex Clements.
Schute Bell's staff and all those involved in the preparation of the steer and previously years auctions are proud to continue this event for years to come no matter what obstacles may arise.