Buy a Bale needs your help to deliver hay.
The organisation has been inundated with hay which they are over the moon about but now it’s a matter of getting it to the farmers who need it the most. There are 65 to 70 truckloads with 1500 – 2000 bales of hay that need to be delivered as soon as possible.
Buy a Bale’s CEO Charles Alder says if they can get 3 or 4 truck drivers they will be able to deliver 6 or 7 loads to the Hunter each week.
“Demand at the moment is outstripping supply and we are now having to hunt for other parts of NSW for hay and we will obviously need these truck drivers to deliver that hay as well,” “The more truck drivers we’ve got the faster we can move it.”
“It [the drought] hasn’t gotten any better over the last 10 to 12 weeks. We have been able to supply feed but they’ve pretty much gone through it all so we need to find more assistance. We really need to find ways of helping these farmers offload what cattle they can while prices are reasonable so we can get just the bare bones of looking after the most important ones,” said Charles.
“Unless it really seriously rains it is almost too late now and the weather in the next few days is going to be quite harsh. We aren’t going to see any pasture growth and whatever cattle we have left on the farms will have to feed for the next 4 -5 months and not only is that going to get more expensive but it’s going to get harder to find hay.”
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