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Silence of the lambs: NSW farmer to shoot starving flock because he can’t afford to feed them

FARMER Les Jones will this month shoot all 1200 of his starving sheep and bury them in a mass grave on his barren farm in northwestern NSW. The sheep are living skeletons, so emaciated the Jones family can’t even use them to feed themselves “unless we ate soup every day”. Cattle & Sheep are so […]

July 22nd, 2018
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, FIRES FLOOD FAMINE, GRASSES LEGUMES, HELP ASSISTANCE, MORTGAGES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, Nsw, PASTURES, PEOPLE, POVERTY, PROPERTIES, REPOSSESSIONS, SHARE STORIES, Sheep, STOCK FEED, WANTED TO SELL, WOOL Tags: , , , ,

FLOODING in QLD : Disaster declaration for state’s north

NORTH Queensland has been disaster declared with towns isolated, many dozens of homes inundated, schools and businesses shut, residents evacuated and highways cut in a record-busting deluge over one-third of the state of Queensland. Disaster officials fear a “dangerous situation” unfolding as forecasters predict two tropical cyclones may form up in the Gulf and the […]

March 10th, 2018
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, FIRES FLOOD FAMINE, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, Queensland, TOWNS & CITIES, WATER & IRRIGATION Tags: , , ,

Farmers ask Government to tackle drought as natural disaster

Photo: John Lethbridge tries to sell his Hughenden farm land due to lack of income. Farmers are warning the Queensland beef industry is on the brink of collapse and the dire and enduring drought needs to be declared a natural disaster. Around 75 per cent of Queensland is drought-declared and graziers are coping with their […]

May 3rd, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, PEOPLE Tags: , , , ,