Kyancutta to welcome 'Farmers Without Borders'

WESTERN Australian farmers delivering hay to needy farmers in New South Wales are stopping over in Kyancutta during their trip.

Farmers from the Ravensthorp/Esperance region have organised a hay run, Farmers Without Borders, to Bourke, New South Wales to assist drought stricken farmers.

Organiser Sam Starkovich said the event grew from social media.

"I put it up on Facebook, then someone saw it and called ABC Radio, and it grew from there," she said.

"We had five years of drought prior to 2013, and my husband worked at the mines to support us during this time.

"We were fortunate to have people who assisted us, and we feel what goes around comes around."

The run will see a convoy of road trains depart from Esperance on March 31.

The trucks will camp at Eucla on April 1 before heading across into South Australia.

The group of around 20 road trains will travel across the border and through the Eyre Peninsula, with a scheduled stay in Kyancutta, which will be celebrated with a respite stop and social evening.

Paul Heath, one of the organisers for the Kyancutta event said the local farmers wanted to show their support for the effort to help farmers in need.

"It's a case of us doing our little bit, because we never know when the favour will need to be returned," he said.

People can go along to the Sports Club in Kyancutta for tea and to meet with the WA farmers.

Kyancutta General Store's Jill Rushmer is organising catering and the local Ag Bureau will be cooking.

There will also be a community the following morning, and tyre services from Kyancutta and Wudinna will also be on hand to provide any repairs for the trucks.

Ms Starkovich said she was contacted by a local to have a stop over in Kyancutta.

"Anneleise (Dolphin) contacted me and figured we could have a stop over, and Kyancutta turned out to be the place to be," she said.

For the Kyancutta community, this will be a display of one farming community helping another.

"It's the least we can do," Mr Heath said.

From Kyancutta the drivers will travel to Broken Hill and Cobar, where they will meet a convoy of 30 trucks who they will to travel to Bourke and are expected to arrive on April 5.

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