Buy A Bale Hunter campaign looking for truck drivers

Truckin’ plea to help deliver donated hay to hungry animals Ron Campbell at his Merriwa property. Picture: Simon McCarthy
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Merriwa, Upper Hunter Valley. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Belltrees, Upper Hunter Valley. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Scone Sale Yards. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Ian McCallum is a fifth generation farmer from Moonan Flat in the Upper Hunter Valley. Picture: Simon McCarthy

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Scone Sale Yard. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Scone Sale Yard. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Blandford, Upper Hunter Valley. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Scone Sale Yard. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Scone Sale Yard. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Scone Sale Yard. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Ron Campbell drives around his Merriwa property. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Scone Sale Yard. Picture: Simon McCarthy

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Simone McCarthy

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Simone McCarthy

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Simone McCarthy

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Nick Bielby

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Nick Bielby

Craig Murphy feeds hay to his stock at his Blandford property. Picture: Nick Bielby

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Nick Bielby

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Nick Bielby

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Nick Bielby

Scone Sale Yards on February 6. Picture: Nick Bielby

Ian MacCallum with the food required for his stock when there’s little to graze in the paddocks. Picture: Nick Bielby

TweetFacebookthe Mercury, Newcastle Herald, Dungog Chronicle, Scone Advocate, Hunter Valley Newsand charity Rural Aidis looking for more truck drivers to help transport hay to Upper Hunter farmers experiencing the worst drought in living memory.

There are 100 loads of hay planned over the next three to four weeks and while there are some truck drivers on board, more are needed.

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HUNTER DROUGHT: 33 per cent of the region is in drought, 39 per cent is at the onset of drought and 28 per cent is borderline and could slip into drought or recover. Source: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Five truck loads of hay will arrive in the Upper Hunter this week alone.

Truck drivers will be paid to transport the hay from the NSW/Victorian border to the Hunter.

Rural Aid CEO Charles Alder said.