Glencore opens its pockets for Upper Hunter farmers

27/04/2020 Posted by admin

Glencore opens its pockets for Upper Hunter farmers SUPPORT: Upper Hunter farmers Geoff Nash and Tom O’Connell with Rural Aid’s Tracy Alder, Glencore’s Tony Israel, Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen and councillor Maurice Collison.

TIES: Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen, Rural Aid’s Tracy Alder and Glencore’s Tony Israel in the Upper Hunter on Thursday.

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Around 40 farmers and their families gathered with representatives of Glencore, Rural Aid and Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen to talk about the assistance that is out there and thank Glencore for their contribution.

Operations manager at Glencore’s Mangoola Open Cutmine Tony Israel says the company opened their pockets following a conversation with Mr Johnsen earlier in the month about what could be done to help drought-stricken local farmers.

“My Chief Operating Officer, Ian Cribb, contacted our local member, who then contacted the Buy A Bale campaign and that’s where it started,” he said.

“From then it was elevated through to Glencore’s Global Head of Coal, Peter Freyberg, who wholeheartedly supported it and provided a $200,000 donation.

“We are all doing it tough – 80 per cent of Glencore’s land is under agriculture.

“I’m really proud to be here today to be part of this program.”

ASSISTANCE: Offloading of donated hay at 1260 acre cattle property “Bullarer” at Stewarts Brook in the Upper Hunter.

James and Karen Carter are fourth generation farmers and have run the 1260 acre cattle property “Bullarer” at Stewarts Brook for 28 years.

Mr Carter says Glencore’s donation has brought the local farming communitytogether –something that hasn’t happened in a long time.

“It’s also given us a little bit of hope,” he said.

“Before this we weren’t getting anything and we couldn’t find any help anywhere. Before we found out about Buy A Bale we didn’t think there was any help out there. It means we can keep our core breeding herds for a little bit longer.”

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