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Aussie Pumps here to help
  VFF urges farmers and regional communities to monitor the current flooding situation. Photo: Tom Acocks
Vic flood funds and support
THE Victorian Farmers Federation continues to urge farmers and regional communities to monitor the current flooding situation.
and replacing fencing, buying fodder, water and water storage, salvaging damaged crops, grain or feed, and hiring or purchasing materials to clean up a property or equipment.
torian-primary-producer- flood-relief-program Flood support
On October 19, 2022, the Victorian Govern- ment announced a funding package to sup- port primary producers and small businesses across Victoria affected by flooding to assist the relief effort.
Primary producers whose properties have been directly hit are also eligible for concessional loans of up to $250,000 to restore or replace damaged assets, and meet general expenses incurred while the clean- up is underway.
For any urgent animal welfare needs or to report any agricultural losses and damages resulting from the floods, contact the VicEmergency Hot- line on 1800 226 226.
Primary Producer Flood Relief Program
For regional issues relating permits or any other agriculture issues, use the following email addresses:
The $19.5 million Pri- mary Producer Flood Relief Program will de- liver a one-off $10,000 payment – administered by Rural Finance – to primary producers di- rectly affected by the floods to help them clean up, re-establish their properties and get their businesses up and run- ning again.
Flood-affected pri- mary producers can also claim up to 50 percent of transport costs – up to $15,000 – for the trans- port of emergency fodder or stock drinking water, and moving stock to ag- istment, sale or slaughter.
• For the Loddon Mallee region – EMLO- LMR@agriculture.vic.
The grants will cover activities such as the re- moval and disposal of de- bris and injured or dead livestock, repairing es- sential equipment, fixing
For information on emergency warnings, visit au and refer to local emergency broadcasters for the latest accurate in- formation.
For support and infor- mation relating to the Primary Producer Flood Relief Program, contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 or visit the Rural Finance website – Industry-programs/vic
For information to sup- port farmers mitigate the risk of increased mosquito numbers, visit the Agriculture Victoria website at ag
• For the Hume region – EMLO-HUM@agricul
 WITH the unprecedented rainfall continuing, com- munities across Australia are repeatedly facing the heartbreaking challenges that floods deliver.
Similarly, big pumps are effective at moving large amounts of unwanted floodwater from flooded properties and breached levies.
products that are robust, reliable and value for money.”
The big clean up
cleaners that are designed for continuous service.
The team at Aussie Pumps understands that pain and reacts fast during natural disasters to help save people and properties.
Aussie Pumps focuses on self-priming pumps because of the great con- venience these pumps offer users.
They offer a unique ergo- nomicstainless-steelframe with four 13” steel wheels and big flat-free tyres.
Aussie Pumps division manager Brad Farrugia said, “Our production team have shifted into high gear to build more trash pumps, high-pressure water blasters and Jetters to meet the demand generated by flood emergencies and subsequent clean up.”
The range goes from 1”allthewaytobig6” pumps, with flows avail- able up to 6000LPM, ready for immediate delivery.
“When the chips are down, reliability and per- formance can make a huge difference to the speed and efficiency of the clean-up process,” Mr Farrugia said.
This means the machines are easy to move around on site and, with a per- formance range between 3000-5000psi, there are models available to suit virtually every application.
Big pumps move water fast
It’s five-year pump-end warranty is the only one in the industry, indicating to customers the company’s confidence in its product.
The range – starting with the 3000psi Aussie AB30 Pocket Rocket – offers models that go all the way to 7000psi or 500 bar.
Extension wands, flat surface cleaners, even turbo lances all help to cut cleaning times.
“When torrential rain comes, there’s an oppor- tunity to maximise water storage and a need mini- mise flooding,” Mr Far- rugia said.
“Our key priority is to provide performance and value for end users,” Mr Farrugia said.
Available in both Honda petrol or Yanmar diesel- drive engine options, the machines are robust, mo- bile and easy to use.
Aussie Pumps range also includes high-pressure hot- wash and steam-cleaning machines that provide real efficiency and reliability for a hygienic clean.
“We’re proud that our Aussie self-priming pumps are being used for both.”
“Understanding the market’s requirements – whether it’s for farmers, local government, contrac- tors or tradespeople – is key for us in developing
Starting with an 80C, 1800psi single-phase hot- wash machine, the Aussie Sizzler is priced under $5000.
Farmers need to move water between dams and fill tanks to maximise water storage.
A good example of this is the heavy-duty range of gearbox-drive pressure
The machine is uncom- promised with a stainless- steel cover, slow-speed pump and motor, four wheels for ease of move- ment and a multi-function safety control kit that pro- tects both the machine and the operator.
The Aussie Pumps range is ideal for water transfer, moving contami- nated floodwater and even pumping effluent.
“We know that by using the right machine with the right accessories means more people get back on their feet faster, and that’s one small way we can help.”
A wide range of attach- ments makes flood clean- up faster and more effi- cient.
Aussie Pumps builds a complete range of commer- cial and industrial high- pressure water blasters at its facility in Sydney’s Nor- west business district.
Called the Aussie Scud, the machines are a break- through in design.
 Aussie Pumps 4” self-priming pumps move more water efficiently.
Visit au for more information.
The best news is that by dramatically increasing production volume over the past couple of years, Aussie Pumps has been able to keep prices at highly com- petitive levels.
   Australian Pork Limited
Concise Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022
  Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Australian Pork Limited (ABN 83 092 783 278) (APL or the Company) to be held at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel, corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne on Thursday November 17, 2022 will commence at 1pm AEDST.
Receiving and considering the financial statements of the Company, together with the reports of the Directors’ and Auditor in respect of the year ended 30 June 2022
Considering a resolution to approve the remuneration of the Company’s auditor for 2022-23 Voting to fill three vacant Elected Director positions, and
Consider resolutions to ratify the appointments of two Specialist Directors.
    The business of the 2022 AGM will include:
The Notice of Annual General Meeting, including related registration and proxy forms, will be emailed to all members no later than October 20, 2022. Registration and proxy forms as well as the 2021-22 Annual Report, including the financial statements and Notice of AGM, will
also be available on our website no later than October 20, 2022. If you prefer a printed copy of the 2021-22 Annual Report, one can be posted to you.
Contact the APL Governance Support Officer Andrea Pearson on 0437 912 320 or by email at if you would like a printed copy of the 2021-22 Annual Report or have any questions regarding registrations and proxy forms.
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