Helping farmers in need
In association with SA Crisis Support, Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivered more than 100 bales of cattle feed to the Free State farming community of Winburg.
The feed was donated by a farmer in Bronkhortspruit and Mercedes-Benz provided an Actros 2654 truck, FleetBoard’s Driver Training tautliner trailer, the driver and the fuel needed for the two-day operation.
“Cattle were in desperate need of the feed, and we provided the critical link between the farmer in Bronkhortspruit, who donated it, to the animals that will be fed in Winburg,” says Rowlands Peters, head of FleetBoard South Africa, who drove the truck on the first leg of the journey.
“Daimler Trucks & Buses made the decision to assist this worthy cause to ensure that we have sustainable farming in South Africa,” he adds.
SA Crisis Support is an initiative headed by Karen Schwendtke, a businesswoman who, in her private capacity, chairs a number of charity organisations in order to make a difference in South Africa.
“The FleetBoard team helped make this initiative a resounding success. As winter is upon us, the cattle feed will go a long way in ensuring farmers in the Winburg area can feed their cattle for the foreseeable future,” says Schwendtke.