STRUCK DOWN: Warwick Marks and his family, of Dorrigo, lost 68 cows to lightning on Monday. They have been overwhelmed with off
STRUCK DOWN: Warwick Marks and his family, of Dorrigo, lost 68 cows to lightning on Monday. They have been overwhelmed with off

Farmers get flood of help



Offers roll in after dairy cows struck by lightning

THE lightning strike that devastated a Dorrigo dairy herd has touched the hearts of people across the country and their generosity has given fresh heart to a farming family.

The Marks family, of Winvarl Jersey Stud, who lost 68 cows to lightning on Monday, have decided to continue dairying after receiving a flood of offers of support which they say has humbled and overwhelmed them.

Warwick and Kayleen Marks, and their children Andrew and Naomi, decided they could not walk away from what they know and love, a business that has been operating from the family property since the early 1930s.

Norco and the Jersey Herd Society is helping to secure the first stages of a replacement herd with 46 registered stud jersey cattle coming from the Northern Rivers and Macleay areas, and Mr Marks is hoping to secure more from other areas to return the herd to its original numbers.

A central holding account for donations to the Marks family has also been set up with Elders in Dorrigo.

For further details phone Elders Dorrigo on 66572014, fax 66572650. Have you had an experience with lightning?

Phone the Star Feedback line on 6624 3266 or email opinions@northernstar.com.au



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