URGENT PLEA FROM A FARMER – CAN YOU HELP? PLEASE SHARE THIS POST FAR AND WIDE
Plea from a farmer…
“I was just wondering if your organisation may be able to help me…we are still recovering from the 2012 drought, we went from 350 cattle to 60, slowly increasing our numbers over last 5 years. No rainfall since Oct 2017, failed forage crops, run out of stock water, no water in dams but had a new bore installed for trough water. Sold about a third of our herd including all commercial cattle & sheep. Kept remaining stud breeders as we are seedstock producers, feeding daily oaten hay and cotton seed, don't want to lose 30 years of breeding genetics. Financially struggling to purchase feed, keep going into more debt, struggling to pay interest, borrowing more money for interest each month. Now the farm ute has packed it in. When will we cut a break? “
This is the daily pleas we get from farmers. We are reaching out tonight for your help so WE can help them. Can we do this? We are looking to raise $10,000 which will help support this farmer and many more at least in the short term with stockfeed, pre-paid visas and groceries.
30 June is in 3 days so you will be able to claim whatever you donate tonight on tax. Let’s do this together.
We need to help farmers like this. We can’t let them keep on going downhill. Let’s restore their dignity! If 2,000 of you just gave $5 each we would reach our goal. How amazing would that be! Let’s do this!