Graziers turning off weaners

Updated June 6 2017 - 3:36pm, first published 10:14am
Graziers turning off weaners
Graziers turning off weaners

After a mild autumn, winter arrived this last week with a large area of the Darling Downs and Maranoa recording the first frost for the season. It’s interesting to note how patchy the season is over Queensland. Drought is still a real issue for many producers in seven shires. Richmond, Flinders, Boulia, Diamantina, Murweh and Paroo shires have been drought declared since April 1, 2013.  A number of other shires have also been declared during this time and have been revoked after some useful rainfalls. Many of the drought affected shires had late winter and spring rain, but unfortunately these rains only generated herbage growth. The hot summer and limited storm rains have put many producers back to square one.

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