IT DOESN’T come much sweeter than this for our drought-weary farmers.
NSW Farmers and the NSW Sugar industry have worked together to co-ordinate the distribution of almost 600 tonnes of sugar cane billets to desperate livestock producers on the Northern Tablelands.
In a moving demonstration of farmers helping farmers in need, fourth-generation cane grower Tom Walsh donated the fodder after the crop was impacted by fire.
The quick-thinking farmer from Wardell knew the cane residues had to be moved as soon as possible to hold its livestock feed value and he knew the plight of fellow farmers in North West NSW.
A call to NSW Farmers resulted in members from Walcha to Warialda eagerly beginning to co-ordinate delivery of the fodder to those most in need.
Eight loads of the desperately-needed livestock feed is on its way to farms in the New England only days after Mr Walsh offered it to drought-affected farmers.