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Rain leaves south east farmers smiling

Thursday June 13, 2013 - 08:53 EST
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Heavy rain has fallen across the south east overnight. - ABC

Significant rain has been recorded across the New South Wales south east overnight.

The far south coast has received the heaviest falls with Merimbula recording 53mm and Bega 33.

On average, 12 mm was recorded in the Eurobodalla and high country; while on the Monaro, Bombala received 26mm but only eight in Cooma.

Bega Valley dairy farmer, Greg Heffernan says the rain is much needed.

"By four o'clock yesterday afternoon, I'd had four and a half millimetres and I checked this morning, before I went to work, and I've had 37.

??It's quite good, it'll keep the grass growing and it'll just keep us through pushing through winter and give us a bit more feed.

??It's been a while,?? Mr Heffernan said.

Far south coast dairy farmer, Neil Waterson says the rain will help stimulate crop growth.

"We got a lot of young grass up a fortnight ago; it won't make a whole lot of difference short-term.

??The rye-grass that is up and going will move a long a bit.

??We've had a few frosts a week ago which got the ground a little bit colder.

??Its lovely rain at this time of the year and probably as much as we need for a while," Mr Waterson said.

The Weather Bureau is predicting the rain to stay in the region over the next few days.


- ABC

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