Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are preparing to leave again

The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners founder Brendan Farrell.
The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners founder Brendan Farrell.

The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners founder Brendan Farrell is at it again.

This time, he used the Henty Machinery Field Days to announced that he will lead another team to Queensland.

Mr Farrell will lead up to 500 semi trailer loads to drought-stricken Queensland to coincide with Australia Day next year.

Male and female truck drivers recently stripped down to create a calendar to raise money for the cause.

“We are aiming to print at least 100,000 calendars – they feature everyday blokes, like myself, when love handles are complimentary at 40,” Mr Farrell said.

“All the money goes to fuel for trucks to help farmers in need.

“When you travel from Cobar to Hughenden, it’s barren and there’s a lot of pain.”

This year’s hay run finished at Muttaburra with 320 loads of donated hay.

“We need to keep people on the land otherwise we will be in trouble in five to 10 years time,” Mr Farrell said.

“All money raised is handballed to small rural communities because if they die, we’ll be all living on the beach.”

Mr Farrell made the announcement on the HMFD’s last day.