Drought – Bringing Solutions to the Table

More from Lynne Strong on her trip to Crookwell to meet our Young Farming Champions Adele Offley and Jasmine Nixon.

Clover Hill Dairies Diary

I left Jamberoo last Saturday which could do with a little rain, travelled up Jamberoo Mountain to the Southern Tablelands which could do with a lot of rain, past Goulburn which is dry dry dry to Crookwell home of Young Farming Champions Adele Offley and Jasmine Nixon. Jasmine and Adele’s family farms like all of those in the region are desperate for rain.

I was in town to speak at the 2014 Zone 3 The Land Showgirl Finals and despite the conditions I couldn’t get over how resilient the farmers are. I sat opposite Jasmine’s father at the dinner. He wasn’t complaining or whinging and readily acknowledged that drought in Australia was now an average year.

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Jasmine with some of her beloved Angus heifers that despite the drought were in superb condition

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Thanks to their diet being supplemented with grains by hand feeding

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Jasmine and her horse Holly

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