ONE of the main discussion items, at the September meeting of the Shoalhaven Avicultural Society, was the plight of the region’s farmers.
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The group talked about ways they could help.
The group says it’s distressing to hear of the struggles the farmers face both personally and financially.
People say farmers are tough but everyone has a breaking point.
After reading an article in the South Coast Register on a local farmer Stephen Sims asking for grass clippings to help feed his cows the group decided to act.
Mr Sims has been on his property for 10-years at Numbaa and has approximately 80 head of Murray Grey cattle.
Mr Sims has used up all his funds trying to keep his cattle in feed and has had to sell off a number of his herd to pay outstanding accounts.
The local farmer is quite distressed about the future of his herd.
The Shoalhaven Avicultural Society was happy to be able to help in a small way.
It was decided by the members to give Mr Sims a cheque for $200.
perhaps there are other groups in our community who will extend a helping hand to Mr Sims so he can keep his cattle going and get himself into a situation where he has no debt.
If there is anyone who would like to help a local farmer and his cattle please contact Ray Faulds on 4423 4475 and he can put you in touch with Mr Sims.
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