Everyone wants to press the pedal to the metal for the Heart of Australia truck these days, including the Mobbs family at Charleville, who has raised $7500 for the acclaimed mobile cardiology unit.
The Simbrah and Simmental breeders based at Charleville offered the proceeds of Gowrie Brave Heart to the cause, urging buyers at their annual on-property sale to bid up, even using an authentic bagpipe rendition of Scotland the Brave to set the scene.
Brave Heart, a 21-month-old bull with 60 per cent Simmental genetics sired by Gowrie Gus and described as “personality plus”, was one of the 10 bulls purchased by the Allan family at Blackall during the sale held at the end of September.
Noel Mobbs said Brave Heart had virtually selected himself as the bull to be singled out for the honour of raising money for a cause close to his heart, by coming up and licking his hand during a paddock photography session.
“What better bull could you get,” he said.
Speaking as one of the first users of the life-saving concept, Mr Mobbs said the service, which brings top cardiology specialists to the bush, free of charge, was a wonderful assurance for people in rural areas.