ABOVE: Richmond Valley Council’s general manager Vaughan Macdonald, mayor Robert Mustow, Primex director Bruce Wright and deputy mayor Steve Morrissey at last year’s Primex in Casino. Photo: Susanna Freymark
The Primex site in Casino is being used to help with the flood relief.
Truckloads of hay are coming in and going out again as Local Land Services makes sure feed for livestock is getting to flood impacted farms.
Norco Primex director Bruce Wright said he was heartbroken to see the devastation caused by floods across the region and said Primex was ready to help with the rebuild.
As well as the site being used to distribute feed, there is a helicopter drop service and base, support for animals and livestock and a mobile veterinary hospital. Recovery agencies are also using the Primex grounds.
“This flood disaster has had an extensive effect on our region but has further strengthened our resolve and determination to stage the best possible event,” Mr Wright said.
Primex 2022 has already filled 70% of its exhibitor spots and is on track to be the largest Primex in several years with close to 400 exhibitors and an anticipated 30,000 visitors attending the three-day agricultural event.
“There are hundreds of businesses, family operations and organisations in our region which rely on Primex as a means of building their own business, especially as they now look to kick-start their recovery,” Mr Wright said.
Primex will continue to support disaster relief to ensure services can be effectively delivered and achieved as soon as possible.
“There is a light at the end of the tunnel. By supporting each other and working together, we will once again prove our resilience and remember why we love living and working on the land and throughout this special region.”
Norco Primex is held on May 19-21 before Beef Week celebrations from May 22-31.