Over the Christmas period, the weather was hot, humid and sapping our energy.
Feral pigs are giving cane paddocks a hiding at present. A large number have been culled, yet many more are roaming around, doing damage to headlands and chewing into the cane.
Farmers have been busy spraying grasses and vines.
It is now halfway through January and we have had quite a bit of rain in the last week. The heaviest falls have been along the coast. Approximately 400mm fell around Halifax while west in the Abergowrie area the rain has been much lighter with falls around 69mm in the last few days – quite a large variation.
It is high-time for farmers in the wet-tropics to see some increased production; as weather conditions play a major part in our productivity. Here’s to a more prosperous outlook for 2012.