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Po­laris In­dus­tries an­nounced a part­ner­ship with Ru­ral Aid which will see Aus­tralia’s lead­ing off-road ve­hi­cle brand do­nate five stan­dard bales of hay to Ru­ral Aid’s “Buy a Bale” cam­paign for ev­ery Po­laris Ranger or Po­laris ACE prod­uct sold across Aus­tralia un­til the end of 2018. Based on its most cur­rent sales fore­casts, Po­laris ex­pects this con­tri­bu­tion to to­tal ap­prox­i­mately 5,000 bales of hay over the bal­ance of 2018. Po­laris will also be kick-start­ing things with an up­front do­na­tion of 1,000 bales of hay to­day. In ad­di­tion to the above, Po­laris will also be sup­port­ing its na­tion­wide dealer net­work to con­tribute much­needed funds to farm­ers need­ing as­sis­tance in some of the dri­est parts of the coun­try through the “Buy a Bale” cam­paign. Ru­ral Aid’s “Buy a Bale” cam­paign has the mis­sion of sup­port­ing farm­ers to keep their cat­tle alive through one of the worst droughts in liv­ing his­tory. Ru­ral Aid es­ti­mates that five stan­dard bales of hay feeds one cow for one week. Five thou­sand bales will feed ap­prox­i­mately 1,000 cows for a week or 67 cows for the re­main­der of this year. “Like many com­pa­nies, our busi­ness re­volves around the agri­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ties of Aus­tralia through the pro­vi­sion of tools of trade to farm­ers,” said Po­laris Aus­tralia Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Peter Alexan­der. “We’d like to help in any way pos­si­ble to sup­port Aus­tralian farm­ers, many of whom are fac­ing some of the worst drought con­di­tions of the past cen­tury.” “As the mar­ket lead­ing man­u­fac­turer in our in­dus­try, we sin­cerely hope our in­dus­try can unite around this com­mon cause and we strongly en­cour­age other off-road ve­hi­cle brands to jump on board in also sup­port­ing the fine work be­ing done by the likes of Ru­ral Aid to sup­port farm­ers in a time of great duress.” “This is just a start­ing point and we will con­tinue to pur­sue fur­ther ways of sup­port­ing the likes of Ru­ral Aid as they en­deavor to pro­vide much­needed fod­der to farms in droughtaf­fected re­gions. Ev­ery Po­laris Ranger or Po­laris ACE sold over the bal­ance of 2018 will au­to­mat­i­cally trig­ger a do­na­tion of five stan­dard bales to Ru­ral Aid’s “Buy a Bale”. A monthly rec­on­cil­i­a­tion of sales data and re­ceipts for the cor­re­spond­ing do­na­tion to “Buy a Bale” will be loaded to the com­pany’s web­site and so­cial me­dia chan­nels in the in­ter­ests of trans­parency. Your Lo­cal Po­laris Dealer is Great South­ern Mo­tor­cy­cles.

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