ONE farm hit by the Aberfeldy-Donnelys fire in Gippsland has lost 150 head of cattle, the Department of Primary Industries says.The report comes as the Victorian Farmers Federation calls for fodder donations to help farmers ravaged by fires.
The VFF believes between 160 and 180 properties have been affected by the fires.
"The level of stock losses is not yet clear but large amounts of pasture fodder and fencing have been destroyed the fire," VFF president Peter Tuohey said.
People needing or donating fodder from the Gippsland region can phone the VFF’s hotline on 1300 882 833.
DPI this afternoon released a statement saying one property had lost "around 150 head of cattle" and there had been small losses on other properties.
DPI incident manager Dwane O'Brien said it was possible more livestock losses would be identified in the coming days.
People with animal welfare concerns should phone the DPI Customer Service Centre on 13 61 86.
He said property owners should prepare early for the possibility for further fires by moving livestock into ploughed, irrigated or bared out paddocks.