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 charity is nominated by the hosting state chapter, and this year the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association (NTLEA) has nominated the Greg Smith Family Trust.

Greg (Whippy) Smith was a livestock export industry stockperson who also worked for decades in Indonesia, becoming fluent in Bahasa and supporting small farmers working with imported Australian cattle with sensible, practical advice on looking after the livestock.

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.

The auction will be conducted during the LIVEXchange gala dinner with auctioneer Tony Bowen of Nutrien Ag Solutions.

If you would like to donate an item or experience to be auctioned off this year as we support this worthy cause, please contact Paula Leniston (pleniston@livecorp.com.au).

Auction items

‘Nocturne” (2013) by Geoff Todd

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas; 122cm x 168cm

Artist Geoff Todd has spent a lot of time in the Northern Territory and Indonesia, gaining inspiration for his portraiture, sculpture, painting and drawing. His art is on display at the Paul Johnstone Gallery in Darwin.

Black Angus hide and Angus Australia merchandise pack

Kindly donated by Angus Australia, this package includes a black Angus hide and merchandise.

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.