After witnessing the horrendous floods our fellow farmers are enduring in Somerset, Overbury Farms decided to do what we can to help.
It has officially been the wettest January on record. As a result many fields are struggling to drain away the endless storms of rain which continue to fall.
Somerset has suffered the worst of the weather and the past few weeks have seen a mass evacuation of livestock from across the county to Sedgemoor Livestock Market. Cattle from local farms have been sent for temporary shelter at the market after being evacuated from across the Somerset Levels. Farmers James and Jenny Winslade have evacuated their livestock to Sedgemoor - you can listen to their story here.
However the vital role of Sedgemoor does not stop there. Based just off junction 24 of the M5 motorway the market is co-ordinating and taking deliveries of feed, forage and bedding after rising water devastated winter fodder supplies.
On Saturday 8th February we organised for two loads (80 bales) of haylage to be collected and delivered to Sedgemoor Livestock Market in Somerset. With the generous help of D.E.O'Reilly Haulage we delivered the much needed hay to farmers in Somerset.
If you can help in anyway then please visit the NFU 'How you can help' page.