The bushfires in #Australia
have destroyed an estimated 24 million+ acres, claiming lives and killing wildlife and livestock. Kentucky-based #Alltech
, a leading animal nutrition company, is lending its support to the country’s agriculture industry, launching a global fundraising effort for #farmers
and pledging to match donations dollar-for-dollar. The Australia #Farming
Relief Fund will provide goods and services directly to producers and will be coordinated on the ground by Alltech family companies Alltech Lienert Australia and KEENAN Australia.
Alltech Lienert and KEENAN Australia will use their resources to distribute supplies either donated locally or purchased using donations from the Australia Farming Relief Fund. Such supplies will include hay, finished feed, feed supplements, silage, water troughs, fencing and non-perishable items. The companies will deploy their trucks and drivers to deliver supplies to producers in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland. Team members will also volunteer their time to work alongside farmers, rebuilding fences, repairing sheds and providing any on-farm support they need. Alltech is also exploring partnerships that will offer longer-term mental health support for farmers grappling with trauma as a result of the fires. Donations can be made at https://www.alltech.com/australia-farming-relief-fund