Locals Head West For Heart Breaking Cattle Property Mission

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Triple M Townsville

25 February 2019

Triple M Townsville

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John and Philippa Whitehead were just one of many West Queensland families who experienced tragic loss during the recent heavy rains. 

The Mentone Station owners were grateful to have local business men and women doing the 6 hour drive to assist them. 

The 80,000 acre cattle station had almost of all of it's livestock wiped out in the devastating floods earlier this month. 

On Friday night locals and visitors came together at the Corfield Pub for a meet n great, before the hard work begun.

Saturday was all about hooking into the hard work- rebuilding approximately 3KM of fencing to secure the surviving live stock.

On Sunday the helpers hit the ground searching the area for Potty Calves that were rain scored, managing to save 30 calves on the property that day. 

Many muscles are aching now after working on cattle yards and getting more fences mended before the sunset on the weekend. 

The 2 days of work carried out, would've otherwise taken John and Philippa around 2 weeks on their own. 

The team of nine was made up of: 

Paul Bow – Triple M

Jason Chester – Greensceen Landscape  

Andrew Bulmer – holmic Concrete

Peter Jones – Veolia Waste Townsville  

Anthony Stevens – Distribution Direct

Glen Murphy – Cignall

David Jones – Innisfail

Melinda Bow – Townsville Speech Pathology

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