What an amazing country we live in!
The land of opportunity but also a land so unforgiving.
Only this month our North West Qld farmers were feeding stock to keep them alive, now they’re trying to find them, keep them out of flooded paddocks and hope they can stay alive while they endure harsh winds blowing across the water.
All the time our farmers continue to suffer massive heatwaves, bushfires in Tasmania and the drought on the mainland stretches into Victoria and South Australia.
In recent weeks Rural Aid has been moving 40 trailers a week on average of hay into QLD and NSW.
They answered the call from AgForce in Qld and NW QLD farmers and organised the next 50 trailers to head to Winton and beyond with the plan that when roads reopen they can get close enough to the properties that helicopters will then collect and fly to the stranded cattle. In coming weeks more hay and supplies will be replenished and transported.
Thanks to our collective efforts we exceeded our $2,000 fundraising target. Special mention goes to QAS, Intuitive Super, Rabobank Dalby, Chesterfield Australia and Dalby Donut Man Col Watters for helping make it meaningful and fun. Every pledge stuck on the chart or coin dropped into a donation box has done its part to make a difference.
If you’d like to continue to top up our efforts to keep animals alive and support our farmers who have lost millions of dollars throughout the drought and floods, you can make a direct donation to purchase more hay bales through our Supporters Page.