• Rain brings late autumn break for farmers

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    FARMERS have experienced some relief following recent rainfall.

    However, the late autumn break may mean pasture and crop growth will be slow due to cold temperatures and cold soil.

    This could be stressful for farmers chasing feed for livestock as the crops will not grow as quickly, and more supplementary feeding might be required.

    Speaking to the Wangaratta Chronicle on Friday, Landmark Wangaratta agronomist, Darren McCormick, said historically pasture growth is at its slowest at the end of autumn and throughout winter.

    “If we had the break when it was still nice and warm everything would’ve kicked along quite well,” he said.

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