Tarago and Sutton fire emergency fodder provisions
20 January 2017
In response to the Tarago and Sutton fire Local Land Services, in conjunction with the Department of Primary Industries, is facilitating the provision of emergency fodder for all livestock on substantially fire affected properties in the Mount Fairy/Tarago and Sutton regions.
“The main aim of providing emergency fodder to affected landholders is to support a positive animal welfare outcome. The emergency provision is the equivalent to livestock requirements for three days,” said Annelies McGaw, Local Land Services Acting Local Manager, Goulburn region.
Affected landholders need to contact Local Land Services Goulburn office with the following information:
- Name and contact details
- Full rural address of affected property
- Size of property
- Indication of the area burnt
- Number of stock requiring fodder, please indicate if for sheep, cattle, horses etc.
Please note this does not cover domestic animals or poultry
“We have also been contacted by landholders wanting to donate emergency fodder and transport to those affected, once again demonstrating the resilience of rural communities and how we join together in difficult times. We encourage anyone wishing to make a contribution to get in touch with the Goulburn office. These donations will supplement the fodder made available via the emergency provisions,” said Ms McGaw.
Local Land Services District Veterinarians are available to conduct animal welfare assessments for animals that have been affected by the fire. Also to further assist and understand the impact of this event Local Land Services encourages landholders to report damages and stock losses.
Please contact Local Land Services Goulburn office on 4824 1900 for further details.
Media contact: Derek Larsen 0400 409 689, General Manager South East Local Land