With fires sweeping through the land and paddocks at Obi Obi, Tuchekoi and Mary Valley surrounds, Fodder will be available for the farmers who may need it for their pastures to keep their animals fed.
Emergency fodder will be available for primary producers significantly impacted by the fire, stay prepared by knowing what is currently available to you and have the necessary plan of steps ahead to protect yourself, farm, animals and business.
The recently established Bushfire Fodder Taskforce has contracted Rural Aid to provide five road trains of fodder to affected areas.
Two road trains are expected to arrive in the Carnarvon Gorge area on Friday night, while the other three will arrive in the Burnett region from interstate on the weekend with more to be available for those in need.
Multiple properties have been damaged and thousands of cattle are considered at significant risk of animal welfare issues in these regions.
“Producers who have been affected by the bushfires are strongly encouraged to fill out a Disaster Impact Survey so their need can be properly assessed and prioritised.” said Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner.
“And I want to assure producers that extra road trains will be sought as required.”
Biosecurity risks are being considered and managed as part of the process.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will be providing advice to landholders on recovery options tailored to their individual circumstances.
For information on applications and assistance, visit www.qrida.qld.gov.au or call 1800 623 946. Contact DAF on 13 25 23 for freight subsidies.