VFF Disaster Relief – GIPPSLAND & UPPER MURRAY FIRES

The Victorian Farmers Federation is coordinating fodder relief for farmers affected by bushfires in Gippsland and the Upper Murray. The VFF has secured an agreement with the Victorian Government to facilitate the transport of fodder to affected regions. This includes reimbursement of freight costs for transport of donated fodder. 

Please see the information below for farmers impacted by the fires and for those who are wanting to donate fodder and funds to support recovery. 

Further information will be released on fodder depot operating times and transport arrangements once it is finalised.  

Farmers impacted by bushfire

All farmers who have been impacted by these fires are strongly urged to seek help by contacting the VFF as soon as possible. 

Farmers in need of fodder or agistment should call the VFF on 1300 882 833 to register for assistance. 

The VFF will register offers of agistment on this page (below) for fire impacted farmers to contact landowners offering their properties. 

The VFF is also able to put you in touch with other services to help support you and your community with immediate needs and further recovery. 

Agriculture Victoria is advising farmers in the case of injured livestock to euthanise and dispose if appropriate and to record images and information for insurance purposes. 

Agriculture Victoria is supporting Gippsland and Upper Murray landholders through animal welfare assessments and assistance, farm impact assessments and the referral of urgent cases of personal need to the appropriate agencies.

If you have any injured livestock, please report it to Agriculture Victoria on 1800 226 226. Agriculture Victoria animal health staff will enter fire-affected areas as soon as it is safe to do so. 


http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/emergencies/recovery/gippsland-upper-murray-fires
 
Farmers wanting to donate

Anyone with good quality fodder to donate should contact the VFF on 1300 882 833 to register.

In addition to donated fodder, the VFF also wants to know if landholders have paddocks available to agist livestock. 



VFF DISASTER RELIEF FUND

The VFF Disaster Relief Fund is open to assist farmers impacted by the bushfires in Gippsland and the Upper Murray. All donations are tax deductable. 


Donations  will be used to directly assist farmers in Gippsland and the Upper Murray.  

Donations may also assist apiarists and provide emergency stock water.

Donations can be made over the phone using a credit card by calling 1300 882 833 or by mailing a cheque (made out to VFF Disaster Relief Fund) to the Victorian Farmers Federation, 24 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.

When making a direct deposit please include DRF and your name in the description area so funds can be allocated to fire affected farmers. If you would like a receipt, please send an email to vff@vff.org.au and provide:

Name
Email
Contact number
Date and amount donated

  




OFFERS FOR AGISTMENT

The VFF will accept offers for agistment and will publish the location and size of property on this page for fire impacted farmers to contact

Where possible we will publish additional information about the agistment arrangement on offer. 

Farmers impacted by bushfire are encouraged to make contact with those offering agistment privately to discuss their needs and terms. 

Where agistment is no longer on offer, the property owner is asked to contact the VFF as soon as possible. 

It is important that farmers and landowners understand their responsibilities when making agistment agreements. Information about agistment following bushfires is available from Agriculture Victoria: click here


Last Updated: 3:00pm 31/Jan

Contact Name

Phone number

Address

Size

Additional Information

Lisa

0400 442 306

Sarsfield

1 Hectare

Alison

0417 333 003

St Arnaud

100 Acres

Half paddock has failed vetch crop, trees, water points

Andrew

0401 217 417

Huon Creek

Will accept 100 sheep long term

Oonagh

0417 331 354

Koroit

Will accept 100 cows, milking quality, low cell count
and vaccinated.

Bruce

0438 295 442

Tyrendarra

Will accept 100 cows, milking quality, low cell count
and vaccinated.

Adam

0438 467 018

Lockwood South

40 Acres

Megan

0401 423 204

Bittern

8 Acres

Kathryn

0417 386 211

Pipers Creek

15 Acres

Jo

0449 184 585

Wodonga

10 Acres

Brendan/Sophie

0439 910 191/0402 975 968

Selby

17 Acres

Mike

0488 661 140

Geelong

Will accept Horses

Pam

0438 284 243

Warragul

Will accept 5 horses

Linda

0401 730 801

Tyers

11 Acres

Danielle

0407 490 916

Yea

55 Acres

Will accept Cattle, Sheep, Horses

Mel

0439 276 185

Dandenong

4 Acres

Emma

0427 977 199

Geelong

60 Acres

3 Large paddoks - 1 month offer

Megan

0413 892 490

Gisborne

10 Acres

Suitable for cattle

Ivan

0417 317 509

Buffalo (Gippsland)

7 Acres

Suitable for cattle

Margaret

0498 230 151

Seville

15 Acres

 

Jacinta

0487 200 095

Carlsruhe

35 Acres

Cattle yards

Leanne

0417 395 066

Willowmavin

130 Acres

 

Kate

0408 015 973

Lysterfield

10 Acres

 

Christine

0418 532 337

Menzies Creek

 

Will accept 5 horses

Jasmine

0421 804 920

Christmas Hills

 

 

Barry

0409 553 022

Hazelwood

60 Acres

Will accept 60 cattle

Gus

03 5185 1333

Yarram

 

Will accept 6 horses or 10 cattle

Craig

0411 226 556

Tallarook Ranges

30 Acres

Suitable for horses

John

0409 553 022

Wallington

1.5 Acres

Will accept horses

Geoff

0448 895 164

Mathoura - NSW

 

Will accept 10 cows and calves

Nicole

0412 457 582

Badaginnie

12 Acres

Will accept sheep and cattle

Kirsty

0418 378 813

Heywood

 

Will accept 60 cows, milking quality, low cell count
and vaccinated.

Bernie

0419 002 137

Yambuk

 

Will accept 40 cows, milking quality, low cell count
and vaccinated.

Stacey

5472 1514

Muckleford

12 months

100 acres - 1 open paddock - 2 x dams - trees

Simon

0422 267 586

Eden Park

2.6 Acres

Lucy

0418 512 901

Gruyere

Will accept 300 sheep

Gurlal

Sikh Samaritans Australia

0466 394 316

Wallan

Geelong

20 Acres

80 acres

         

James

04172 64245

Beaufort

20 acres

20 acres, can take sheep, cows, horses

Nick

04075 14412

Tangil South

50 acres

No Horses

Michael

0418 178 706

Lancefield

40 acres

Dave

0423 794 953

Wodonga

3.2 acres

Lindsay

0418 545 580

Warrnambool

Will accept 5 horses

Diana

0456 464 099

Welaregang NSW

120 acres

Chris

0410 145 989

Shoreham

Will accept 5 horses

James

0414 848 843

Mullavale VIC

104 Acres

Fiona

0409 532 131

Barkers Creek

Grant

0412 892 071

200 acres

William

0400 785 161

Goldie

83 acres

Cattle and sheep only.

 

OFFERS FOR COW PARKING

 

In addition to offers of agistment the VFF/UDV have offers of cow parking for dairy herds impacted by fires in Gippsland. 

Dairyfarmers impacted by bushfire are encouraged to make contact with those offering cow parking privately to discuss their needs and terms.

It is important that farmers continue to follow NLIS obligations. Information from Agriculture Victoria can be accessed here

Last updated: 11:30am 10/Jan

 

Contact Name

Phone Number

Locality

Duration

Additional Information

Richie

0407 504 782

Koorooman

20 - 50 milkers

Andrea

0404 261 212

Daylston

3-4 months

50-100 milkers (herringbone shed only) or 40 - 50 dry cows.

Terry

0428 64-4237

Nerrena

JDCAP7 herd only

Les

0429 029 597

Llang Llang

50-60 milkers

Benn

0428 495 691

Gormandale

45 head of milking cows

Jareth

0437 309 093

Koonwarra

30-40 head milking cows

Helen

0419 388 877

Foster

JDCAP7 herds only

Esther

0400 598261

Fish Creek

40 of non-milkers (6ish weeks) or 20 milkers (ongoing)

Pam

0409 707 003

Fish Creek

20 - 30 cows

Tim

0418 314 312

Pound Creek

100 dairy cows 100 - 150 yearling heffers

Paul

0417 563 453

Loch

3-4 months

30-40 milkers

Ron

0432 908 922

Wonthaggi

20 cows milking

Michael

0427 573330

Korumburra

20-30 head milking

Michael

0418 302238

Nerrena

30 milking cows

Brett

0438 340 310

30- 40 cows

Peter

0418 595 178

Leongatha

3 months +

40-50 Head milking cows

Jacko

0447 794 908

Dumbalk

3-4 months

20 milking cows

David

0429 949 333

Drouin

3-4 months

30 - 40 head milking cows

Janet

0409 762 311

Drouin

unknown

30 - 40 milking cows

Paul

0427 871 456

Leongatha

unknown

30-50 milking cows (jersey or cross-bred cows only)

Peter

0419 388 224

Currajung Lower

3 - 4mths

50 milking cows and possibly some young stock