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Keep a close eye on friends: MLA’s message of support about fires

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has released a statement about the bushfires that have destroyed millions of hectares of Australia and the lives of more than 1 billion animals, according to an expert from the University of Sydney.

MLA said 9% of the national cattle herd live in regions that have been significantly impacted and a further 11% in regions partially impacted. For sheep, 13% of the national flock live in regions that have been significantly impacted and a further 17% in regions partially impacted.

“The thoughts of everyone at MLA - some of whom have been directly impacted - are with those who have lost loved ones, property, land and livestock,” said Jason Strong, managing director of MLA.

“While we are still in the tight grip of this crisis, it is becoming increasingly clear how challenging the recovery process will be - as those who have lost everything start to look at what the future may hold.”

The fires, which began in September, have also razed 2,000 homes, and killed at least 25 people.

Mr Strong added: “Please keep a close eye on family and friends. This is an extremely challenging time for many producers and we must do everything we can to help each other through it. Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone impacted.”





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