To the runners and support

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 at 20:44
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Hay run. Please support all these people from the organisers, owners, drivers, fodder donators, fuel suppliers, tractor suppliers, wives and girlfriends, food, tea and bicky suppliers and all the support from average businesses and average people.

I believe this is one of the greatest mateship events in modern times, that has ever occurred in this wide land.

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Reply By: Tim F3 - Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 08:46

Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 08:46
please post full details.
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 11:53

Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 11:53
Tim here is a link. There are others also that are delivering hay from all over. Many businesses have donated including money, food, fuel and new tractors complete with hay spears. Average people donating both time and money, it is a huge logistical undertaking and time sacrifice for those involved.

Burrumbuttock hay runners.
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 20:58

Friday, Apr 01, 2016 at 20:58
I'm currently writing the speech for this year's school ANZAC Day assembly and each year I add something about the spirit of ANZAC, "mates helping mates".
I'll have to get the scripts back from the kids and add something about this.
It's a beautiful sight and it must bring many to tears.
Consider my donation "in".
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 14:09

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 14:09
Further to your thread, Slow.

This morning, just after 9am, 30 trucks towing 40 trailers of hay, arrived at Winton Showgrounds to unload their cargo. Not the big reception I would have expected, but they were greeted by the "faithful" and much waving and horn blowing.

Bit of humour, one truck had a sign across the front of his truck: "Lunch 4 drought stock".

Had never heard of Marmon Trucks before, but they are an upmarket brand from USA, built between 1963 and 1996. See Wiki for more info. :-)


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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 18:06

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 18:06
Bob I have seen a couple of Marmon trucks over the years but they are pretty rare. I have seen the truck in your photo a couple of times carting cattle around Qld.

The amount of work Brendan Farrell has put into the hay running is incredible. He must be getting pretty tired juggling his farming and the hay running.

Good to see a bit of green around Winton and I believe Ch7 news are going to do something from ilfracombe tonight but I doubt it will be shown south of the border.

260 trucks is one mammoth effort and just hope this hay can sustain their breeders, otherwise that sign may have to be changed to "cows for lunch"

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Reply By: Member - Terry W4 - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 18:30

Saturday, Apr 02, 2016 at 18:30
Brendan Farrell deserves to be nominated as Australian of the Year. This is the sought of effort that should be rewarded.

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 06:27

Sunday, Apr 03, 2016 at 06:27
My thoughts exactly.
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