Preparations for Need For Feed Australia’s annual hay run are now in full flight, with efforts this year focused on flood affected areas in NSW and Victoria.
This will mark the organisation’s 17th Australia Day run, which aims to deliver hay to some of the farmers who need it most.
Need For Feed volunteers will meet at Cobram on the Victorian side of the border on Australia Day eve, to share a meal and a drink before heading off the next morning to the Forbes area.
Deliveries to Victorian locations will take place over the weekend that follows Australia Day.
Need for Feed Australia will be at Forbes Showgrounds on the afternoon of Australia Day offering allocations of fodder to farmers affected by the recent floods. To receive an allocation, farmers must be pre-registered and can do so by clicking here.
Need For Feed will contact registered farmers to advise what they’ve been allocated and a time for pick-up.
Larger allocations will be delivered direct to those properties, however registration will still be essential.
Need For Feed is also looking for truck driver volunteers with trucks and trailers who are able to assist. To volunteer your time, please click here.
Over the weekend, Need For Feed also headed into the flood affected area in the NSW Northern Rivers region, in what will likely be its final delivery to the area.
Since Need For Feed began its runs into the area 10 months ago, it has delivered almost 400 loads of hay into the region.