Paddocks of several farms have been severely burnt in the recent bushﬁres and hay and silage bales have been destroyed along with fences and sheds leaving little feed for stock.
In collaboration with the Shire of Denmark, Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee has put a call out to local growers to lend a hand by donating livestock feed to the affected farms.
Without assistance, the affected farmers would not only have to replace much of their infrastructure but also sell their stock which will make it hard for them to recover.
As expected several local farmers have heeded the call to lend a hand.
WICC thanks Dirk Mostert, Russell Carter, Tim Robinson, Loris and Wilbur Wilson, Katie Chadwick, Tony Pedro, Graham Bradshaw, Janette Holt, Robby Lamont and Peter Eades.
Rio Tinto and Farmers Across Borders have covered fuel costs of transport, Zambonnetti Transport has contributed trucks and drivers, Mark Bailey has donated his truck and time and Kevin Laing has stockpiled feed for local growers.
More support will be necessary over the coming months until there is a good decent break of rain.
Donations will make a big difference and help alleviate the stress of farmers who are going through tough times.
This article appeared in the Denmark Bulletin, 24 February 2022.
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