Truckloads of sheep arrive for auction to the market in Hay, New South Wales, Australia.
Drought in Australia has caused widespread disruption to the nations farming and livestock industries. Lack of rain has made it impossible for sheep herders to support their livestock, and forced them to sell their animals at cut rates. In many cases, the animals are bought by farmers whose crops are failing due to lack of rain. Such fields are hardly usable for anything but to graze livestock on them.