The bushfires in Australia have already destroyed an estimated 10 million hectares, claiming lives and killing wildlife and livestock. As farmers assess the damage, loss of livestock is feared to exceed 100,000. Producers, who were already enduring persistent drought, are unable to source supplies, including feed. Even as rains begin to fall, the recovery will be painstaking.
The Australia Farming Relief Fund will help provide goods and services directly to affected farmers, coordinated on the ground by Alltech family companies Alltech Lienert Australia and KEENAN Australia. Alltech is matching donations dollar-for-dollar.*
Your donation will help source much-needed supplies, including hay, finished feed, feed supplements, silage, water troughs, fencing and non-perishable items. We are providing trucks and drivers to deliver these supplies directly to farmers in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland — areas devastated by the bushfires.
Our team members have volunteered their time to work alongside farmers to help rebuild fences, repair sheds and offer any on-farm support they need.
“We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We'll share a dream and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Australian”
— "I Am Australian" by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton
Donate to the Australia Farming Relief Fund:
*Donations are collected through the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation, Alltech’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Alltech will match donations up to $25,000 and all contributions will go directly toward helping Australian farmers impacted by the bushfires.
Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation
c/o Faye Aubrey
3031 Catnip Hill Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Leave a message for your fellow farmers:
Farmers feed the world, and Australian producers need the support of our global agriculture community to endure this crisis. Thank you for joining us.
Bushfire relief update
Over 140 tons of feed have been delivered to farmers in need thanks to donations to the Australia Farming Relief Fund. Thanks to all those who have donated so far and the countless team members and partners who spared their time and resources for this effort!
Three trucks carrying 58.5 tons of product arrived at the Bairnsdale Livestock Exchange and a nearby in Stratford. Producers affected by the fires collected whatever feed they need, with the remainder being delivered to other area farms.
Glen Innes, New South Wales
Twelve tons of feed were distributed to 12 farming families in NSW, who collected the product during a BBQ. The time spent with neighbors and families provided a much-needed break to the cattle and sheep farmers working tirelessly to rebuild their homes and facilities.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
A farm on Kangaroo Island was the distribution site for 23 tons of product, coordinated on the ground by a farmer who’d lost his own home to the bushfires. The donated supplies included Bee Pollen-Ate, which will be shared amongst beekeepers in need of more food for their hives. Sheep producers were also able to collect feed supplies for their stock.