LOU Forsyth and Rob Taber were on hand to receive a shipment of hay to help the region’s drought-stricken farmers.
The hay came courtesy of charity Aussie Helpers, which in the past eight months has distributed 1500 tonnes of hay to farmers in the district.
Ms Forsyth, who was one of the organisers of a fundraiser which donated $5000 to Aussie Helpers, said while the region had some rain, it would be great for cattle who weren’t used to eating green grass again.
“I think it’s brilliant because at the moment there is a green tinge of grass. While that’s wonderful the cattle aren’t used to it yet,” she said.
Aussie Helpers co-founder Brian Egan said another four or five road trains’ worth of hay was being organised for the region.
The hay is expected to be distributed within the next few weeks but Mr Egan said it wouldn’t be until after April.
Aussie Helpers volunteers will be visiting properties around the region, talking with farmers and assessing who will receive hay.
Once that is complete Aussie Helpers will organise a hay day where farmers are invited to take part in social activities, and then pick up some hay.
Mr Egan said the charitable organisation’s goal was to make sure farmers were supported socially and emotionally.
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