Pioneering northern cattle veterinarian John Armstrong passes away

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated June 21 2022 - 1:49am, first published June 20 2022 - 8:00pm
John Armstrong's love of horses extended beyond setting up Stanbroke's herd health to his own property. Picture: supplied

John Armstrong, the veterinarian who helped northern Australia's cattle industry successfully negotiate the eradication of brucellosis and tuberculosis and open the door to profitability, is being remembered for his visionary work following his passing in Brisbane on June 11.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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