After fires, hay donations pour into burned regions

Mar 16, 2017

Credit news9.com

Kindhearted souls from across the country have banded together to help farmers and ranchers left reeling by the wildfires that ravaged over a million acres last week.

As Wide Open Country reports, one Texas rancher has donated $30,000 worth of hay to feed misplaced livestock. Ranchers across the Lone Star State have followed suit; since last week flatbeds stacked with hay have been seen rolling onto the Llano Estacado from points south.

Meanwhile in Oklahoma, hay donations continue to pour into the northwest region of the state. This week, Livingston Machinery near Ft. Cobb hauled 10 rigs containing more than 500 bales of donated hay into the burned region.

A relief fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation.

The Texas Farm Bureau has also set up a relief fund for fire victims in the Texas Panhandle.