Alltech launches relief effort for Australian farmers

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Bushfires in Australia have destroyed an estimated 10 million hectares, claiming lives and killing wildlife and livestock. The Australia Farming Relief Fund will help provide goods and services directly to effected farmers, coordinated on the ground by Alltech family companies Alltech Lienert Australia and KEENAN Australia. Alltech is matching donations dollar-for-dollar.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Alltech is raising money for Australian farmers affected by the bushfires.

The Jessamine County-based international company says it will match donations dollar-for-dollar.

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Officials say the money will go toward the Australia Farming Relief Fund and will directly provide goods and services to farmers.

Alltech says supplies will include hay, finished feed, feed supplements, silage, water troughs, fencing and non-perishable items. The supplies will be sent to Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

The company says team members will also volunteer their time to work alongside farmers, rebuilding fences, repairing sheds and providing any on-farm support they need.

Donations to the Australia Farming Relief Fund, collected through the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation, Alltech’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit, can be made here.