West Coast Farmers Looking for Greener Pastures
As West Coast farmers continue to complain about what they see as the sloat of the administration in finding alternative pastures for their cattle following the decision to construct a school and the synthetic track at the Leonora pastures, the Agriculture Minister is giving assurances once again that the cattle farmers have nothing to worry about. He said land has already been allocated but there is some work that has to be done to the land.
But with only 20% of the preparation work completed so far for the new pastures, the minister admits that work may not be moving as fast as it should.
The west coast cattle farmers say they are the ones left counting losses after being thrown off of the land that they have been using for decades as the pasture for their cattle. They believe that the government should have taken account of the impact the move would have had on their way of life and the cattle industry as a whole. Many of the cattle farmers complain that they feel betrayed by the administration.