A Brisbane hotel well known for its consumption of beef today had “live” cattle on the menu.

The Brekky Creek hosted a charity auction, to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

Adriana Mageros reporting.


Before he was put up for auction, Biscuit the 630 kilo steer stomped through the hotel, taking time for a thirst quencher before the bidding began.

The Charolais Limousin cross sold for $25,000 and the funds will be donated to the Mater and Princess Alexandra hospitals.

Geoff Atkinson, Winning bidder: “But I bought this on behalf of the ALH Group and Bruce Mathieson today. So as I said we do a lot of business together. I think it’s a worth while charity.”

The lunch which followed served up the Champion Single Steer from this year’s Ekka, and six other prize beasts.

As for Biscuit…

Melinda Venning, Catering Manager: “This lovely young chap over here will go away to another home for a couple of days and then he will come back to us and he’ll be on offer for our customers to enjoy.”

The Breakfast Creek Hotel has been holding auctions for over 10 years now and after today’s efforts they’ve raised a total of over $100,000 for prostate cancer research.

Biscuit’s fate might be sealed but it’s all in a good cause.

Adriana Mageros, QUT News.