This photo was posted in the past day or so by "Beck" at the "Ringers From the Top End
" (RFTTE) Facebook page.
Beck made the following comment about the photo:
I decided to put this photo so people can get an idea of how bad the drought is. This is one of the many "bone heaps" we have around our places. Here there are actually 13 carcasses from a period of 5 days.
A main watering hole is drying up and each day you have to do a round trip of about 16 km both in the morning and the afternoon to pull poor weak stock out of the mud.
Beck launched into a spray that appeared to blame just about everyone and thing from overseas aid, the lack of media attention and city folks' ignorance for why things were so crook for graziers in western Queensland.
About half-way through her spray she made this comment, that gives a better indication of the real problems that face graziers in far western Queensland.
We haven’t had enough good seasons to prepare us for the number of droughts and the length of droughts we are continually facing.
For mine that comment says it all. If the arid-zone country of western Queensland cannot sustain grazing activity from year to year, through drought and good seasons both, then it seems environmentally foolhardy and financially irresponsible to keep flogging a dead horse.
Or in this case hundreds if not thousands of dead cattle.