Hay bales donated to struggling farmers
DROUGHT stricken farmers in Barcaldine will have a weight lifted off their shoulders as a truckload of hay bales are delivered to the area this week.
Lindsay and Joanne Evans from Jondaryan, ‘Sorrevale’, decided to donate 110 bales of hay from their farm after hearing about the struggling farmers on the news.
“We had all this hay that was sitting in the shed and didn’t know what to do with it so we thought it wouldn’t hurt to let the farmers have it for nothing,” Mr Evans said.
The move would not have been possible without the help of the Dalby Rotary Club and Andrew Wright also pitched with his truck when they heard the idea.
The Dalby Rotary Club will be paying for the fuel costs estimated to be at $2400.
Mr Evans said Mr Wright dedicated most of his week to deliver the three trailers of hay.
The hay will be delivered to Barcaldine Showgrounds where council will be organising a list for those farmers in need of extra help.
The hay is estimated to have a total value of $10,000.
“It doesn't rain feed or money,” Mr Evans said.