Local farmers’ prayers answered as rain and warm weather boost canola and pastures

A Nunile grower finishes off this year’s cropping program. Photo: Andrew Thornton.

LOCAL farmers hoping for good opening rains had their prayers answered last month when very good falls of rain were received in all areas in our shire.

Isolated falls of more than 90mm were recorded, and heavy rain caused some sowing delays due to boggy paddocks, though the rain was most welcome.

The rain has given a massive boost to pasture growth as earlier autumn rains that germinated pastures were struggling.