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The roads to the south have mostly reopened but the uncertainty remains for the dairy farmers of Kaikoura following the November 14 earthquake.
Generators are being organised for dairy farmers in the upper South Island so that they could milk cows, says Federated Farmers North Canterbury Dairy chairperson Michael Woodward.
DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says while farmers in the North Island have taken a hit from the weather, in the South Island the dairy season started well.
John McFadzean has farmed in Wairarapa all his life and is a staunch supporter of the Southdown as a terminal sire.
Southdown breeder Chris Medlicott says farmers too often focus on the price per lamb instead of the return on kilograms of dry matter eaten.
Pam has saved the season on many North Island dairy farms but the cyclone’s soak failed to reach the south where some areas are still desperately dry, despite dribs and drabs of rain in recent weeks.
Drought in the central South Island has reached the point where losses cannot be limited to this year, industry representatives say.
The South Island drought doesn’t seem to have had too much impact on crop yields to date, particularly where irrigation’s been available.
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