QUEENSLAND Country Life icon Stan Wallace said the Queensland beef industry would be extremely “shocked and devastated” by the news of the death of Zanda McDonald.
“I’ve known the family pretty all my working life, from when I was with Dalgety’s to when I would auction the family’s cattle trucked down from Winton during the days when Cannon Hill was operating," Mr Wallace said.
"I’ve seen the family’s empire spread and I have witnessed the ascent of Zanda to managing director. He had done such a sterling job during his time running the business.
“I had a long association with AJ MacDonald who died recently. But also, Don and Chris, Aunty Trish, Bob, Susie and their extended families are all good friends of mine. I am just shattered to think this tragedy has overtaken this wonderful family.”
Other industry representatives were too distraught to speak to Queensland Country Life at this stage.