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EP Help Bushfire Affected Communities

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The Eyre Peninsula has been one of many regional communities across the state to step up and support bushfire affected livestock producers across Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek.

More than 2,000 tonnes of hay have been distributed so far.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said generous fodder donations continue to flood in from across the state from the Eyre Peninsula to the Mallee.

"The Marshall Government has been working closely with Livestock SA to get the donated hay to properties affected by fires on Kangaroo Island, the Adelaide Hills and the South East,”

Whetstone says the government has recognised the importance of getting hay to farmers on KI as quickly as possible with up to $120,000 in costs to cover fodder transport via ferry.

Livestock producers and owners requiring assistance with fodder and agistment and landowners wishing to donate emergency fodder are advised to contact Livestock SA on 8297 2299. Further information is also available at www.livestocksa.org.au.

Farmers looking to access the FaB Support Program can either email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call the Recovery hotline on 1800 931 314 or visit the PIRSA website at www.pir.sa.gov.au/fab_support.