Drought relief convoy of about 20 road trains laden with 2,000 bales of hay is en route from outback WA to drought-stricken New South Wales

A convoy of about 20 road trains laden with 2,000 bales of hay is en route from outback WA to drought-stricken New South Wales.

The massive cross-country aid effort, organised by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) charity, includes 1,000 tonnes of hay worth $500,000 β€” which is enough to feed 1,000 cows or 20,000 sheep for a fortnight.

About 16 trucks left Northam in WA’s Wheatbelt early on Monday, with the remaining trucks to join them along the route.

The convoy will travel across the Nullarbor, a journey of more than 3,500 kilometres, arriving in Condobolin in NSW’s Central West on Friday.

RRT spokesman Alex Sharpe said it had taken less than a week to put the aid convoy together.

“We’ve done a ring around and we’ve gotten trucks from people we knew and [from] people who knew people and rattled up some trucks and farmers and hay suppliers β€” and it’s come together quite quickly,” he said.

Mr Sharpe said communities, farmers and businesses had rallied.

Source: Drought relief convoy of trucks carrying hay leaves WA bound for stricken NSW farmers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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