WHILE it may not have been the longest or most anticipated hay run from the Burrumbuttock crew, this year’s trip to Cunnamulla on the Australia Day long weekend was undoubtedly their most influential.
More than 100 trucks travelled from Darlington Point on Friday morning to the drought stricken south west town to deliver hay to farmers who had applied for assistance.
Unlike previous hay runs where the majority of producers travel to a central collection point to get their hay, this time almost all of the trucks, rather than a few, left the showgrounds on Saturday morning for personal deliveries.
One of those personal deliveries was to Mac and Mary Haig of Eulo.
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners founder Brendan Farrell said trucks drove as far as 50 to 230 kilometres.
“They wanted to see the full experience and get the feel of how bad this drought is so the best way we could do it is to send them out,” he said.
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