Over the summer period many of our Share Holders and loyal customers across vast regions have been affected by the devastating fires that have affected so many people in so many ways.
Genetics Australia offers their thoughts and prayers to those who have lost livestock, fences, fodder and unfortunately life.
The Cooperative has been involved in many ways offering support from fundraising efforts, assisting in the supply and sourcing of fodder, to getting hands dirty and helping in any small way with the huge clean up that is taking place across the fire affected area.
The rebuild will continue to take time and Genetics Australia will continue to offer support and an ear to those effected.
One shout out and special thanks should be made to Nigel Semmens our Beef Specialist who as an active member of the Fire & Rescue NSW spent countless hours on the fire front working alongside many other committed people trying to limit the damage the bush fires where causing. Nigel was deployed on three separate strike teams over 16 days during the bushfire crisis to areas such as Batlow, Tumbarumba and Khancoban. Nigel’s crew were tasked with property and asset protection in these areas, including working a 21-hour day when the fire storm tore through the town of Batlow on January 4th, 2020.
Nigel is just an example of the many Australians that give up their own time and risk their lives to help others. Thank you, Nigel.