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Visionary beef producer dies in hospital after windmill accident

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One of the Queensland Cattle Industry’s most respected leaders, Zander McDonald died in hospital on Wednesday night.

McDonald had succumbed to severe spinal and head injuries after a four meter fall during routine maintenance at his rural property near Cloncurry over three weeks ago according to the Toowoomba Chronicle.

Ian Burnett, the Agforce General President described McDonald as a true gentleman and a “visionary” beef producer. 

“He was one of the most innovative and driven beef producers of his generation and an outstanding advocate of agriculture” he said.

McDonald designed and built the state-of the-art Wallumba feedlot at Darling Downs and was also the director of MDH, one of Australia’s largest beef cattle operations.

John McVeigh, Queensland’s agriculture minister also offered his respects commending McDonald for his “strong commitment to the industry and its future.”

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