20 Tonnes Of Grain Stolen From Drought-Stricken Farm
The grain was enough to feed around 2000 livestock.
More than 20 tonnes of grain has been stolen from a drought-stricken property in NSW's west, another blow to farmers reeling in the wake of a crippling feed shortage.
NSW Police are appealing for information after the theft of the grain from a property near Orange was reported on Sunday. The stolen supply, around 25 tonnes, is enough to feed around 2000 livestock and has a value of around $10,000.
The area is one of the worst hit by the drought in NSW, recording just 202 millimetres of rain in 2018, well below Sydney's 492 millimetres.
Farmers have been hit with what has been described as one of the driest periods in more than a decade.
The Rural Crime division of NSW Police yesterday appealed to the public for help, leaving social users outraged, with many outraged someone could steal the grain at a time when supply is so scarce.
The oats, which were stored in silos on the property, had been used to feed stock.
Police believe a semi-trailer may have been used to transport the oats from the property some time before July 29.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au