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Spring rain needed as dry weather continues

Managing Partner of Nutrien Ag Solutions at Bourke, Greg Seiler, said that rain is urgently needed in the next few weeks. PHOTO TWH

Farmers and graziers across the district are keeping their eyes on the heavens and their fingers crossed as hopes for a wet spring begin to evaporate.

Greg Seiler, Managing Partner Nutrien Ag Solutions, said there was still hope the forecast rain would arrive, but some graziers were already feeding their stock with supplements.

With record prices for stock, farmers need rain within the next few weeks to make the most of a buoyant market.

“We had rain just over a week ago which was handy, but we need a lot more in the next few weeks to get things underway,” Mr Seiler said.

“West of Wanaaring it is still fresh enough in places and south to Wilcannia, across to Brewarrina and down through the Marra towards Nyngan but Enngonia to Tilpa and through the centre to Bourke it’s drying up.

“I have a number of clients looking to supplement with dry lick or lick blocks and supplementary feed stock into summer, so they need that rain now.

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