Summer 2017-18 can only be described as a stinker! Day after day of 36ºC + and some nights where the temperature only dropped down to a balmy 27ºC. And this is the Southern Highlands, the land of green pastures, pleasant days and cool evenings in Summer. We would be forgiven for thinking we’d moved to White Cliffs ( no offence, White Cliffs, it’s just that out there you know what to expect in Summer.) This was topped off with well below average rainfall and days of hot westerly winds. The result, pasture stopped growing around Christmas and steadily dried off. This lead to one big problem – hungry cattle. Even though Herefords are considered good ‘doers’ they were starting to lose some condition.
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