Signature dairy names join forces for charity auction

What do you get when you cross a surrealist cow artist, dairy auctioneer and a breast cancer survivor?  One impressive charity event.

Some of the biggest names in dairy are lining up to take part in a signature charity auction as part of the Australian Dairy Conference Gala Dinner hosted by Rabobank.

  • Dr Jude Capper UK Farming Hero of the Year 2018
  • Surrealist artist Andrew Baines
  • Dairy auctioneer Brian Leslie
  • Dairy Australia Ambassador and leading chef Matt Moran

Keynote speaker for ADC 2020 Melbourne Dr Jude Capper is a livestock sustainability consultant from the UK with an active presence (11.8k Twitter followers) de-bunking some of the more commonly held myths relating to livestock production. Winner of the Dairy Industry Woman of the Year (2017) and Farming Hero of the Year (2018) her recent breast cancer journey is the catalyst to raise breast cancer awareness at ADC 2020.

Tama Australia, known throughout the industry for their iconic pink silage wrap, have extended their support for the breast cancer cause commissioning a highly sought-after cow painting from surrealist artist Andrew Baines (think cows on the beach at ADC Busselton) to be auctioned live on the night by none other than esteemed dairy auctioneer Brian Leslie.

Brian, otherwise known as ‘the man in the hat’, will join ADC for the first time to auction the painting with full proceeds donated to the charity of choice by Jude Capper, Cancer Research UK. A number of other limited signature items including a Matt Moran donated dinner for two at one of his Sydney restaurants will also be on offer as part of the charity auction with proceeds donated to BlazeAid to help Australian farmers rebuild and get back on their feet from the recent bush fires.

Speaking from the UK, Dr Capper is an inspiration as marathon runner, global consultant, dairy pioneer and breast cancer survivor as she continues to set new standards in how to thrive and survive in both her health and approach to dairy management.

“I am so excited to be presenting at ADC – Australia is such a fabulous country and has a wonderful tradition of excellence in dairying – it will be great to have a chance to catchup with old friends and make new ones,” said Ms Capper.

“The support I’ve had from dairy colleagues worldwide during my cancer journey has been fantastic, I couldn’t have done it without them. The chance to celebrate the end of my breast cancer surgeries and raise money for an incredibly important cancer charity is an amazing opportunity – I’m so very grateful for the chance to help others survive cancer and thrive as the go forwards,” she said.

ADC Gala Dinner hosted by Rabobank will be held on Thursday 20 February 2020 at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

Registrations for ADC 2020 Melbourne are now open.

Gala dinner tickets are included with full Conference registration. Additional tickets are available for purchase at $150 per person. More details available at ADC Registration.