Support Forage Aid at The CropTec Show

Forage Aid is a young charity that was formalised in 2015 in the wake of two severe weather events where farmers rallied around to help those in the affected communities.

The charity’s objective is to relieve suffering of farm animals by providing feed, bedding and/or transportation at the discretion of the trustees to those affected by extreme weather events.

Forage and bedding is sourced from donations and pledges from within the farming community, then distributed to those whose own supply of feed has been destroyed or made inaccessible due to the weather.

Weather events Forage Aid facts and figures

Cumbria and Wales – The numbers

  • First load – April 3rd 2013
  • 73 loads of straw and forage moved
  • £155,000 total value
  • 56 farmers received help
  • 28 different Hauliers
  • Furtherest distance 550 miles each way
  • Last load – July 15th 2013

Somerset – The numbers

  • First load – Feb 7th 2014
  • 200+ loads of straw and forage moved
  • £350,000 total value
  • 21 farmers received help
  • 22 different hauliers
  • furthest distance 320 miles each way
  • last load- sep 12th 2014

Cumbria 2015/16 – The numbers

  • First load – Dec 12th 2015
  • 420 loads offered
  • 115 loads of straw and forage moved
  • £220,00 total value moved
  • 48 farmers received help
  • 19 different hauliers
  • Last load June 16th

A map of locations where donations have been received from.

How can you help?

Adama will be supporting Forage Aid at The CropTec Show by offering free tea and cake on the stand, in return for a donation to Forage Aid. What’s more, Adama will also be matching any contributions made, to double the total donation! Make sure to stop by Adama’s stand in Hall 1.

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