Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has praised those involved in a hay drive at Gollan.
Mr Saunders joined with Dubbo Regional Council deputy mayor Anne Jones and members of a number of Lions Clubs across NSW for the event, which attracted farmers from all across the region.
More than 600 bales of hay were given to primary producers who continue to struggle as a result of the prolonged drought.
“So often we see that when times get tough, our communities band together to do amazing things,” Mr Saunders said.
“That is the case here again where we have a committed group of volunteers helping to hand out some loads of hay for our farmers.”
As well as the hay and silage, care packs were also dished out and Mr Saunders said that aside from the obvious benefit to farmers, the mental health aspect of the day cannot be downplayed.
“We know our farmers are doing it tough, and that takes a mental toll,” he said.
“But events such as this, aside from being of benefit to the farm and the animals, also just shows our primary producers that people care.”