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01.04.2021 Source: AWEX
AWEX EMI 1300 +15
Micron 17 2116 +48
Micron 18 1831 +46
Micron 19 1585 +12
Micron 20 1366 +2
Micron 21 1270 -3
Micron 22 1254n +5
Micron 26 804n +16
Micron 28 526 +7
Micron 30 424 +14
Micron 32 285n +2
MCar 894 -4

Flood Recovery Resources

Flood Recovery Resources
Significant parts of the Australian East Coast have received heavy rainfall resulting in flooding and evacuations across New South Wales and Queensland. At this stage, most rainfall has stopped, but water levels continue to rise, and flooding is affecting many areas. The below resources aim to help you with your recovery, as well as some things to be wary off when facing flood conditions.

Emergency Assistance

Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline Line – 1800 814 647

Disaster Welfare Assistance Line – 1800 018 444

Disaster Customer Care Service – 13 77 88

For NSW-based woolgrowers

  • NSW DPI Floods hub
  • NSW State Emergency Service (NSW) – 132 500
  • NSW DPI/LLS Ag and Animal Services Hotline is the first point of contact for any ag and animal related inquiry by farmers affected by the floods - 1800 814 647
  • A full list of current Animal Evacuation Centres is located at: dpi.nsw.gov.au/floods
  • Animal owners are reminded that care of your animals including adequate food and water supply, any toys and medication, as well as full time supervision remains your responsibility once you arrive at the animal evacuation centres.
    • Owners are also asked to bring appropriate identification for their animals.

For QLD-based members and their producers

 

Animal Welfare

For NSW-based members and their producers

DPI and LLS are aiding landholders and communities with animal welfare-related issues resulting from the floods, including:

  • Animal assessment and veterinary assistance
  • Stock euthanasia and burial
  • Emergency fodder and emergency stock water (where there is an immediate animal welfare concern)
  • Livestock feeding and management advice
  • Care of animals in evacuation centres

To request assistance, call the Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647

NSW DPI asks any primary producer affected by the floods to fill out the natural disaster damage survey. DPI uses these surveys to determine the scale and severity of the impact and what assistance and resources are required, where. Surveys can be submitted any time and can be accessed on a phone or computer via this link. Ag industry representatives can fill this in on behalf of farmers with their consent. It is important to not use this form for any requests for assistance.

For QLD-based members and their producers

 

Recovery Resources

For NSW-based members and their producers

  • Disaster Recovery Payments are available for residents across 34 affected council areas in NSW. Anyone who has been seriously injured, have lost direct family members, have lost their homes or whose homes have been directly damaged, or whose major assets have been directly damaged may be eligible to receive a Disaster Relief Payment of $1,000 per adult and $400 per child. More details can be found here.
  • Some farmers may qualify for Disaster Recovery Allowance. Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short-term payment to help you if a declared disaster directly affects your income. You can get it for a maximum of 13 weeks. It pays from the date you lose income as a direct result of the New South Wales floods in March 2021. Please click here for more information.
  • A natural disaster assistance transport subsidy is available to eligible farmers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event. This subsidy pays for the cost of transporting:
    • fodder and/or water to an affected property
    • stock to sale or slaughter
    • stock to/from agistment.

More information can be found here.

  • Primary producers directly affected by a declared natural disaster who are in urgent and genuine need of assistance, may be eligible for low interest loans of up to $130,000 for help to:
    • Continue to operate your farm businesses for the next twelve months or until the next income is received
    • Replace and repair damage caused to the property and associated improvements not covered by insurance.

More information can be found here.

For QLD-based members and their producers

 

Stock problems after a flood

There are many things that you as a wool producer need to consider post flood in relation to your stock. For example, are your stock getting enough hay or grain in their ration to provide energy for late pregnancy or lactation? Have other stock been boxed in with yours? They may have footrot or lice? Other considerations must include flies, fleece, worms, weeds ect. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) have some great resources on this and the information can be found here.

Sheep health challenges in wet conditions

While warm, wet weather over most of southeastern Australia has been a welcome change after the prolonged drought, current seasonal conditions can bring on several health challenges for sheep. This article provides woolgrowers with advice on sheep health issues including scouring and worms, flystrike, footrot, clostridial diseases and more during these wet conditions. Download the article here.

 

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