November 22, 2019
Livestock feed distributed to drought and bushfire affected farmers in Australia
New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the local land services are distributing emergency fodder to assist farmers affected by the drought and bushfire, reported PS News Australia.
Distribution points will be set up for farmers in areas affected by drought and bushfire in South Australia. Many of these farmers are facing livestock feed supply problems.
Adam Marshall, Agriculture Minister said farmers can contact the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline (1800 814 647) for support during this challenging period.
Emergency fodder distribution points have begun operations at Grafton, Kempsey and Macksville, as well as Glen Innes and Walcha in the Northern Tablelands. More distribution points will be set up in the next few days.
Support from the DPI and local land service officers include providing free emergency fodder and stock water, veterinary and livestock diagnosis help, stock euthanasia and burial and advice for managing and feeding livestock.
Both parties will also provide evacuation centre animal care. The minister said there are close to 1,800 livestock at 20 livestock evacuation centres, managed by 170 staff.
- PS News Australia