It’s definitely on – and it’ll be big.
That was the message from hay run hero truckie Brendan Farrell when he took to his popular Facebook page to let fans know that the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are heading to Winton in Queensland for the next Australia Day run in January.
“There have been a lot of things going through my head in the last few weeks, months; the next hay run and if it’s going to go ahead,” said Farrell.
“The coronavirus has played a big part, border closures, hay, trucks, but at end of the day, there are lot of areas in NSW and Queensland still in major drought. A lot of people don’t seem to realise that.
“So I’m on here today to tell everyone that in January 2021 we’re going to Winton in Queensland. They’ve been doing it tough for a while: Barcaldin, Longreach, Winton, Boulia, Muttaburra, is still in a lot of trouble.
“We do one run a year,” he continued, “but they’re big. That’s how I roll.”
Farrell followed up by posting a series of pictures on his page of the parched landscape to illustrate why he’s chosen Winton for 2021.
The images prompted Glen Gregson to write: “You’re a bloody Australian treasure Bumpa. My family and I were in Winton 3 weeks ago. The state of our land in the outback area’s is deplorable. Thank you and your team for what you bring to these communities in these desperate times.”
To register your interest in joining Farrell on the next run, click here.