The Prince of Wales has sent a message of support to Australian Wool Growers following the droughts in New South Wales and in parts of Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
I have been greatly saddened to witness one of Australian Merino’s most successful seasons in recent years being marred by, perhaps, the worst drought on record in the wool growing regions of New South Wales and in parts of Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. As a sheep farmer myself, I cannot begin to imagine the anguish that those of you who have been affected by this climatic tragedy must be facing and, as you continue to cope with such challenging conditions, particularly feeding livestock in the more remote areas, I wanted you to know that you are very much in my thoughts at this very difficult time.
While I was relieved to learn that some limited rainfall has recently returned to areas of the country, I sincerely hope this welcome development continues before the Summer heats return. Please be assured that my Campaign for Wool will continue to do everything it can to support the Australian wool growing community, not only throughout these difficult times but, perhaps more importantly, in the future when the growing conditions return to normal. Meanwhile, I am praying for the heavens to open and send you all my kindest and most sympathetic wishes.