A FUND-RAISING appeal directed at saleyards and the broader livestock industry in aid of Northwest Queensland’s flood devastated livestock producers has attracted an enthusiastic response, and donated funds are rolling in.
The North Queensland Farmers Flood Drive was launched last week, providing a platform for livestock industry stakeholders across the nation to lend their support to producers in the flood affected region.
Already more than 30 saleyards and countless stock agency branches and networks across Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland have responded to the call.
The project is being coordinated by Sam Levett, principal of the HerdonLine.com.au livestock sales and marketing platform.
The AuctionsPlus online marketing platform is also participating in the fundraising process, with any stock listed in AuctionsPlus sales this week (25 February to 1 March) eligible to be nominated for donation of a percentage of sale proceeds to the flood drive.
AuctionsPlus is also holding a special flood appeal online auction of donated items. Items like holidays, memberships or product can donated for the auction. Visit the AuctionsPlus website for details.
Producers and others can also donate directly to BlazeAid, the official partner of the North Queensland Farmers Flood Drive. Visit their website: www.blazeaid.com.au/donations
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