The rural wrap-up: Hay trucks at Condobolin, pubs support farmers

Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

From pubs in western NSW joining in the Buy A Bale initiative to help drought stricken farmers, to a Melbourne ukulele band paying tribute to David Bowie at Carinda there has been heaps happening across the region.

Eat up and help farmers:

Parma's helping farmers: Kellee Gersbach, from Wellington’s The Cow and Calf. Photo: Antonia O'Flaherty.

Parma's helping farmers: Kellee Gersbach, from Wellington’s The Cow and Calf. Photo: Antonia O'Flaherty.

More than 20 pubs in western NSW have joined in the fight to help drought stricken farmers by registering with Buy A Bale’s Parma for a Farmer campaign.

Yarnup receives support from western NSW federal ministers:

Pilot project: Federal member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee. Photo: File.

Pilot project: Federal member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee. Photo: File.

Two western NSW Federal ministers have revealed their support towards a new mental health project that Lifeline Central West are hoping to get up and running.

Coonamble pub helping to lighten the load for truckies:

Pictured is the Bucking Bull manager Trevor Taylor. Photo: Supplied.

Pictured is the Bucking Bull manager Trevor Taylor. Photo: Supplied.

The Bucking Bull Hotel in Coonamble is offering truck drivers on drought charitable hay runs free accommodation.

Rapid Relief Team deliver 2000 bales of hay to farmers in the central west:

The convoy is lead by Gnowangerup farmer and Commodity Ag chief executive Alan Richardson, with the hay to be distributed to more than 200 farmers around Condobolin, Tullamore, Tottenham, Nymagee and Lake Cargelligo.

The convoy is lead by Gnowangerup farmer and Commodity Ag chief executive Alan Richardson, with the hay to be distributed to more than 200 farmers around Condobolin, Tullamore, Tottenham, Nymagee and Lake Cargelligo.

Two hundred drought stricken farmers from the central west have received a helping hand from Western Australian charity Rapid Relief Team (RRT).

Wool classer recognised for 50 years of service: 

Australian Wool Exhange (AWEX) CEO Mark Grave with Gollan wool classer Rob Yeo. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Australian Wool Exhange (AWEX) CEO Mark Grave with Gollan wool classer Rob Yeo. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Gollan wool classer Rob Yeo was recognised for his 50 years of service to the industry during a very special event on Wednesday.

Thin White Ukes to play at the Let’s Dance Carinda Festival:

The Thin White Ukes. Photo: Youtube

The Thin White Ukes. Photo: Youtube

When we think of David Bowie we don’t normally associate him with the ukulele, but interpreting his legendary songs with the string instrument to create a perfect rendition is exactly what a Melbourne band has achieved.

Today show to broadcast at Dubbo Showgrounds for drought telethon:

 Today show presenter Karl Stefanovic. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

Today show presenter Karl Stefanovic. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

The Dubbo Showgrounds will host celebrity guests on Monday, August 20, when the Today show broadcasts a special ‘Farm Aid Telethon’.

Big win for Mudgee Angus stud at the Ekka:

Jack and Harry White (brothers, and stud Co-Managers). Photo: Supplied.

Jack and Harry White (brothers, and stud Co-Managers). Photo: Supplied.

Mudgee’s Coffin Creek Angus stud is owned and operated by the White family.

The stud came first in Ekka’s MSA Eating Quality competition, putting them in eighth place overall.

Jason Owen donates show profits to Burrumbuttock Hay Runners:

 A welcome donation: Singer Jason Owen. Photo: Contributed.

A welcome donation: Singer Jason Owen. Photo: Contributed.

Central west singer and X-Factor alumni, Jason Owen, will be donating all profits from his shows at Dubbo and Temora to the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.

Riders start conversations about mental health in rural communities:

Peter Macpherson, Belmont and Ross Tinkler, Wagga Wagga. Photo: Jennifer Hoar

Peter Macpherson, Belmont and Ross Tinkler, Wagga Wagga. Photo: Jennifer Hoar

The sight of 100 motorcyclists riding through a small country town will surely start a conversation no matter what.

But the aim of the Black Dog Riders is to start a conversation about mental health.

Life Charity Focus will host fundraiser ball to raise funds for children in Uganda:

Generous: Life Charity Focus sponsor children in Uganda are thankful to Dubbo solicitors Austen Brown and Boog donating $3500. Photo: Supplied.

Generous: Life Charity Focus sponsor children in Uganda are thankful to Dubbo solicitors Austen Brown and Boog donating $3500. Photo: Supplied.

A Nyngan volunteer run charity will hold a fundraiser ball at the Dubbo Turf Club in October.

LCF is a community based, non-profit organisation operating in Eastern Uganda in the Budaka district, that aims to help children and their communities be able to live a meaningful and sustainable life.

Ewe time forums help producers get more from their flock:

Helping producers: Two of the forums speakers Livestock consultant Hamish Dickson and Ben Swain from BCS Agribusiness. Photo: Taylor Jurd

Helping producers: Two of the forums speakers Livestock consultant Hamish Dickson and Ben Swain from BCS Agribusiness. Photo: Taylor Jurd

Helping western NSW sheep producers get more from their flock was the aim of a recent ewe forum held throughout the state.

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