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Australia Hundreds of thirsty cows swarm water truck in video that brings home Australia's awful big dry in stunning fashion - as 100 per cent of NSW is now affected by the drought

06:06  08 august  2018
06:06  08 august  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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video that brings home Australia ' s awful big dry in stunning fashion - as 100 per cent of NSW is now affected by the drought Amber Lea uploaded footage of her 1300 thirsty cattle swarming a water truck Said her cattle would not be fed unless she drives over an hour to collect water NSW is .

Hundreds of thirsty cows have been filmed swarming a water truck after their owner drove more than an hour to get water just to keep them alive. The stunning footage, shot with a drone, comes as 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought - affected , and there is no end in sight to the worst big dry in

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Hundreds of thirsty cows have been filmed swarming a water truck after their owner drove more than an hour to get water just to keep them alive.

The stunning footage, shot with a drone, comes as 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought-affected, and there is no end in sight to the worst big dry in Australia for decades.

Farmer Amber Lea, who uploaded the video, told the Mercury that her 1300 cattle simply would not be fed unless she collected the water. 

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Hundreds of thirsty cows swarm water truck in video that brings home Australia ' s awful big dry in stunning fashion - as 100 per cent of NSW is now affected by the drought Amber Lea uploaded footage of her 1300 thirsty cattle swarming a water truck Said her cattle would not be fed unless she

swarm water truck in video that brings home Australia ' s awful big dry in stunning fashion - as 100 per cent of NSW is now affected by the drought . Hundreds of thirsty cows are filmed swarming a water truck amid extreme drought conditions. ' Watering points or allocated watering

'Watering points or allocated watering troughs were too low...mills had stopped pumping,' she said. 

'There was no supply...we often have to drive 50 to 70 kilometres one way to get water for them'.

a close up of a map: According to the state’s Department of Primary Industries’ Combined Drought Indicator 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought-affected © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited According to the state’s Department of Primary Industries’ Combined Drought Indicator 100 per cent of NSW is declared drought-affected The indicator reveals 38.7 per cent of NSW is drought affected, 38.2 per cent is in a drought, and 23 per cent of the state is suffering through an intense drought © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The indicator reveals 38.7 per cent of NSW is drought affected, 38.2 per cent is in a drought, and 23 per cent of the state is suffering through an intense drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries' Combined Drought Indicator has revealed 38.7 per cent of NSW is now drought-affected, 38.2 per cent is in a drought, and 23 per cent of the state is suffering through an intense drought.

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Media captionA drone captures thirsty cattle swarming around a water truck in New South Wales. Australia ' s most populous state, New South Wales ( NSW ), is now entirely in drought , officials have NSW produces about a quarter of Australia ' s agricultural output. It was officially listed as " 100 % in

HUNDREDS of thirsty cows swarm around a water truck as a devastating drought continues to cripple Farmer Amber Lea, who posted the viral video online, claims she had to drive over 40 miles to Much of Australia ' s southeast is struggling with drought . But the conditions in New South Wales

Zero percent is listed as non-drought or recovering from drought. 

The NSW Government has announced a $500 million emergency drought relief package as the state suffers.

On Sunday, Malcolm Turnbull announced extra cash payments of up to $12,000 for drought-stricken farmers through the allowance.

a close up of a dry grass field: A kangaroo drinks from a water tank located in a drought-affected paddock on farmer Ash Whitney's property, located west of the town of Gunnedah in north-western New South Wales © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A kangaroo drinks from a water tank located in a drought-affected paddock on farmer Ash Whitney's property, located west of the town of Gunnedah in north-western New South Wales It comes as the Bureau of Meteorology revealed most of NSW has received less than 20 per cent of its usual rainfall since January, and Australia as a whole just experienced its warmest and driest July in 20 years.

It isn't expected to get any easier for farmers or other livestock currently suffering through unseasonably high temperatures.

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Australia ' s awful big dry in stunning fashion - as 100 per cent of NSW is now affected by the drought Amber Lea uploaded footage of her 1300 thirsty cattle swarming a water truck NSW is declared 100 per cent drought - affected , according to Drought Indicator.

Hundreds of thirsty cows swarm water truck in video that brings home Australia ' s awful big dry in stunning fashion - as 100 per cent of NSW is now A NSW farmer uploaded the drone footage of her cattle swarming a water truck delivering water from an hour's drive away. Hundreds of thirsty

Extreme temperatures have already been recorded in NSW and south-east Queensland this winter, leading to concerns a 'hot and deadly' summer is coming.

Visit Drought SOS: For more news, information and how to help Australian farmers.

Pictures: The Wider Image: Australia's drought - the cancer eating away at farms

The Wider Image: Australia's drought - the cancer eating away at farms: A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-effected paddock on Jimmie and May McKeown's property located on the outskirts of town of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia, July 20, 2018. From ground level, Australia's drought looks like a featureless, brown dustbowl, but from the air it transforms into an artistry of colour and texture as the land cracks under a blazing sun. Australia's drought - the cancer eating away at farms

Food, at last: Starving cows swarm around bales of hay after they're driven hundreds of kilometres across Australia to feed drought-hit cattle .
Incredible photos have emerged of the moment these drought-stricken cattle in NSW's central west have been waiting for. Dozens of cows swarmed around bales of hay driven from interstate.Incredible photos have emerged of the moment these drought-stricken cattle in New South Wales' central west have been waiting for.

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