DRYING OFF AFTER CYCLONE DEBBIE
NORTHERN NEW South Wales and southern Queensland farmers have had to recover from a big wet in autumn.
Casino NSW farmer Terry Toohey (pictured above) said conditions were starting to improve.
Cyclone Debbie in March and follow up rains in the northern part of NSW caused a lot of devastation to planted pastures and caused many farmers to delay planting.
“It’s been a wet start to the autumn-winter period but now the countryside is drying up a bit and pastures are starting to come along,” Mr Toohey said.
Further down the coast the rain has been patchy and winter feed has been a bit slower because of the lower rainfall.
Farmers in the western part of the state have had to cope with extremely dry conditions, with the problems also hitting grain growers who have struggled to plant winter pastures.
“It’s important the grain belt gets adequate rain to get their pastures planted; we want them to be profitable too,” Mr Toohey said.