Chook farm decimated
A TANSEY farm has been dealt a huge blow after a tornado tore through the region on Thursday afternoon causing an estimated loss of more than $300,000.
Cris and Lee-Anne Geri are the owners of Rawganix Farm – a farm that produces pasturefed poultry and eggs – but with the ferocity of the storm have lost more than 800 chickens.
Mrs Geri said she was worried when the storm hit.
“I was inside a shed when it happened, they say tornadoes spin, well one of our sheds went flying north and the other shed went flying south,” she said.
“Each of our chicken tractors weigh 2T, they’ve been lifted up and tossed into the air.
“One ended up in the creek, two were completely obliterated, one in a tree and we had shedding for our pigs destroyed.”
In the 12 years Mr and Mrs Geri have been in Tansey, they’ve never seen anything like it.
“Everything was just white,” Mrs Geri said.
“I was concerned about our baby chickens but thankfully they’re all good.”
She said the tornado was super fast, which meant there was no time to prepare.
“It’s absolutely heartbreaking,” she said.
Mrs Geri said they used to have 2500 chickens but now have about 1500.
The Tansey community has come together to help support those affected.
“We’ve been fielding calls from everyone, which is nice, there’s just so many people in the community who have lost everything,” she said.
“We’re just focusing on taking it day by day, I’ve got the Kawana markets tomorrow followed by the Noosa markets on Sunday.”
HEART-BREAKING: Lee-Anne Geri of Tansey Farm Rawganix lost more than 800 chickens in the devastating storms on Thursday afternoon, which has caused in excess of $300,000 in damages.