IF you walked into the Muchea Livestock Centre on Monday morning you would have smelt a nice aroma floating around the yards.
And it wasn't the usual cattle aroma, but the smell of a sausage sizzle held on the auctioneers' verandah to raise money for flood affected victims in the Gascoyne region.
Hosted by the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA), the barbecue cranked up before the commencement of the cattle sale and buyers, sellers and agents from around WA lined up with their gold coin donations.
The sausages for the event were kindly donated by Kevin and Wendy Armstrong, The Beef Shop, Maddington.
With producers giving generously, the morning was a success and in total $900 was raised from the big cook up.
But the fundraising didn't stop there with all livestock agencies also offering a helping hand.
Primaries donated $200, as did Leeds Agencies, while WAMIA chief executive Renata Paliskis put forward the earnings from the sale of a Murray Grey-Gelbvieh cross steer.
The steer weighed 266kg and was purchased by LSS at 250c/kg or $665.
Another vendor in the Primaries offering, Sandy Bagshaw, Bridgetown, donated all the proceeds from the sale of a Brahman cross cow to the flood victims.
The 346kg cow was purchased by an interstate buyer at 126c/kg or $436.
Elders and FarmWorks donated their commission from the sale of a pen of steers each, while Landmark directly donated to the Gascoyne Catchment Group.