Bullock that keeps on giving is up for auction to help Cowan girls

ABOVE: The bullock was originally donated by the Rileys and is going to be auctioned again during Beef Week.

Susanna Freymark

The steer that keeps on giving  will be auctioned during Beef Week.

A year ago, Darren and Michelle Riley from Rappville donated a steer to be sold, with the money going to the Cowan girls –  Matilda, Pippa and Lottie.

In November 2021, the girls’ father David Cowan died unexpectedly and even though Darren and Michelle didn’t know the Cowans, they wanted to help.

The steer was bought by CMT Transport and T&W McCormack for $6000.

Since then, the steer has been eating grain and growing bigger by the day at CMT’s feeding facility.

The steer is now a bullock weighing more than 650kg.

The two businesses decided to re-donate the animal to the Cowan family.

After the Beef Week led-steer auction this Wednesday, May 24, at 7.30pm, the bullock will be auctioned.

The Casino Food Co-Op have offered to process the bullock for free for whoever buys it.

Smiths Butchery Casino and Metcalf Quality Meats Evans Head will donate their services to bone and vacuum pack the steer.

Read the full Beef Week Program here.

David Cowan with his family. Photos: Contributed

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