Mother nature has finally relented and delivered some much needed rain in some parts of Queensland leaving many producers smiling.
With many and varied reports of as little as 10mm in the Wyandra district to a whopping 150mm at the Belyando Roadhouse, Belyando Crossing, all producers Queensland Country Life spoke to were delighted it can still rain in some parts of Queensland.
Tangles and Jenny Wesbster, Goolburra, Wyandra, received 10mm over two days and they are hoping it is the start of more to come after five years of battling the elements.
Some of the big winners were Beau and Renee Surawski, Soldier’s Plains, Theodore who recorded 72 mm up to 10am on Monday morning and still raining.
“This rain is perfect as it is good general soaking rain,” Renee said.
“”We had chopped our Leucaena, and had started feeding our cattle,” she said.
“This rain will give the Leucaena a new shot, and we will keep feeding till the grass grows.”
Kylie Graham, Farnham, Taroom has received 40mm up until 12 noon, and it was also still raining.
“I have been here for 17 years and the past two years is the worst I have experienced so it is lovely to take a call about rain from QCL today,” Kylie said.
The social media Facebook page Who Got the Rain has been busy over the past 24 hours with many producers posting their totals.
There have been reported totals of 65mm at Araby, south of Roma, 37mm in the St George district, 37mm at Woodstock, near Thallon, 20mm at Midwinter near Injune.
Further north there has been 50mm at Wyena north of Clermont.
Heavier reports has been recorded of 72mm south of Emerald, and 54 falling at Billabong, near Moura.
Ainsley McArthur, Mystery Park, west of St Lawrence has reported an unexpected and absolutely briallant fall of 84mm, while Carmel Berry from Rob-Mar-Lou Anakie has recorded 93mm.