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9 March, 2022

Call for hay to feed flood affected stock

Hay contractors on the Darling Downs have answered a call from the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales to gather hay for stock impacted by the devastating floods in that region.

The floods have washed away much of the feed on dairy farms and cattle properties and farmers are facing a difficult time trying to keep stock alive.

Bill Burge of Tudor Valley Hay, along with Mike and Chris Collins of Collins Hay have banded together to respond to a call from the Northern Rivers.

They have put out a call to anyone on the Downs who can assist with a donation of hay to contact them.

Mr Burge said hay of any quality will be accepted.

“We’ll take round bales, square bales - whatever - the stock have nothing to eat,” he said.

The plan is to stockpile the hay at Allora before transporting it the a coordination site in northern New South Wales.

Any contributions for fuel or transport would also be appreciated.

For information, call Bill Burge on 0428 713 562, Mike Collins on 0408 959 105 or Chris Collins on 0438 959 105.

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