A FINE RAIN.
IMPROVEMENT Itf GRAZING
Another fine rain on Friday night and Saturday fell ou Banks Peninsula, and will do an immense amount of good, as it has had an opportunity to soak into the soil, as it followed on a fall a few days' previous Tbe rain has already produced a good growth in tbe grazing paddocks, as tbe ground is warm and the grass comes away fast. *Much more moisture is required to make a really good autumn growth. An autumn growth is very essential, as without it dairy herds and other stock will start tbe winter in very poor condition. Tbe scarcity of cocksfoot stubble will make it difficult for dairymen to find winter grazing, and with the help of a good autumn growth they might be able to winter their herds without muob extra grazing.
Tbe rain will improve tbe cocksfoot paddooks immensely, and will put a good bottom on them. A good many cookrfoot paddocks are already being grazed, whioh seems rather a risk where it could possibly be held for a month or two yet, as it will not only mean a shortage of winter feed but alfo have a detrimental effect upon next year's crop if grazed too hard. Tbe improvement in the sheep pad docks will make a great difference to tbe flooks, which will have a chance of starting the winter in better condi tion much more rain is required within tbe next few weeks and then probably after the long spell of dry weather there should be a good autumn growth.
Tbe rainfall, as recorded by tbe Government guage in Akaroa Borough, -was:—Saturday, .89in , Sunday, -15in, making a total of lOliD. The fall last Friday week was 98in Tbe rain nearer the hills was much heavier.
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A FINE RAIN., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3522, 15 February 1916
A FINE RAIN. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3522, 15 February 1916
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