Farmers in Australia’s red centre battling drought forced to move cattle


Farmers in Australia’s red centre of Alice springs are counting the costs as the longest dry spell on record continues to hit there.

Farmers in Australia’s red centre battling drought forced to move cattle

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Farmers in Australia’s red centre of Alice springs are counting the costs as the longest dry spell on record continues to hit there.

Farmers in Australia’s red centre are experiencing the worst dry spell on record. It comes after a wet Christmas and New Year but no rain has since fallen in substantial quantities the ABC reports.

Greg Browning regional climate services manager for the Bureau of Metrology has said that after a rainy summer (Australia’s calender works on opposite seasons to Europe) the tap has now been switched off.

"Since February, pretty much all the southern third of the Territory has received single figure rainfall totals, but they did start the year quite well."

He added however ,’ when you’re looking at the central southern parts, they have completely missed out.’

Cattle

The dry conditions are forcing farmers in the nations centre to move cattle to better conditions.

Known as trucking out farmers from around the centre.

Farmers are however stoic about the move saying that every 10 years or so they have drought and that it is a cycle.

Rains do not look likely at the moment. We will bring you more news as this story develops.

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