Hay delivery to provide relief for Southern Downs farmers
Drought-stricken farmers across the Southern Downs will receive
some much needed relief with another free hay bale delivery scheduled for this
Local primary producers Jaime and Cynthia McDonald and
Southern Downs Regional Council will distribute the hay at the McDonalds’ Wingarra
property in Rodgers Creek on Saturday, 1 December from 9am.
The 80 round bales equal two truck-loads of hay and represent
Jaime and Cynthia McDonald’s latest efforts to assist their fellow primary
In October, the McDonalds helped organise a water tanker delivery
and earlier this month hosted the Federal Coordinator General for Drought at their
Warwick business Olsens Produce is donating the hay, trucks
and fuel for the delivery which equals nearly $8,000 in goods.
The Warwick District Foodbank is working with the Salvation
Army to attend the hay delivery and provide food hampers to those feeling the
impact of the drought.
Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said SDRC is working
closely with the McDonalds to assist with logistics as part of Council’s
ongoing drought relief efforts.
“Yet again we are seeing the community rally around our
region’s farmers,” Cr Dobie said.
“We know the hay delivery won’t solve all the problems our
farmers face, but the hay is much needed fodder for livestock and every little
As a community, it is important we continue working together
to find ways to support each other through the drought.”
If you would like to learn more about how SDRC can provide
drought relief assistance to you or your business, please visit SDRC’s website
at www.sdrc.qld.gov.au or call 1300 MY
SDRC (1300 697 372).
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