THERE’S HELP FOR CATTLEMEN:
People across Louisiana and in numerous states are sending hay, feed and fencing supplies.
The Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association, Louisiana Farm Bureau, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and LSU AgCenter are working together to help organize, secure and distribute these items.
“The needs of our livestock industry are significant right now and these donations will only go so far, but it is a start to help the rebuilding process,” says Bradley Pousson, Associate Extension Agent in Grand Lake.
Hurricane Laura destroyed pastures, fences, pens and barns.
Because of the great need, there will be an application form that must be completed and returned by each livestock producer to help assess the needs of your operation and see what supplies are needed and what can be donated.
The application is attached here and also available through the LSU AgCenter website — www.lsuagcenter.com/applicationforassistance — as well as through AgCenter social sedia or in hand at local feed stores that may be open.
The application deadline is Sept. 30. committee will review the applications and you will be contacted to arrange pickup if donations are available.