SOUTHERN Downs farmers will receive free hay bale deliveries. Local community organisations will deliver bales to provide much-needed drought relief to farmers in the Southern Downs. Rural Aid, Purple Dove, Stanthorpe Agricultural Society and the Granite Belt Brewery will deliver the bales along with other farming supplies to Stanthorpe Showgrounds on October 31. Road trains will deliver 240 large hay bales to the showgrounds while Purple Dove will distribute food hampers, dog food and lick blocks to the region’s hardest-hit farmers. If any interested farmers have not registered to request hay, please contact Rural Aid on 1300 327 624 or register online at www.ruralaid.org.au.