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Old 08-18-2018, 07:18:13 PM
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Yes well it annoys me that there has been very little reported in the West Australian media regarding the dire drought conditions and then the devastating bush fires in NSW and southern Queensland . It, apart from the sympathy that I have for all those concerned , has a particular interest as i will be traversing the same said areas in the forthcoming weeks . I may well be disappointed in what I remember as lush green hill sides of the NSW south coast and what may present it's self to my vision now.
I will say in conclusion that although the popular media here in WA seem to be oblivious to the plight of those of you in the affected area's there are some ,such as myself who wish you well.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:33:12 PM
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My thoughts also to those who may be affected. Best wishes.

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Old 08-18-2018, 07:40:30 PM
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Yes well....Thanks for thinking of the farmers Peter. It is quite bad for many.

It is easy to help those in need and our little town is going to be the place for a national telethon in the near future. Channel 9 I think it is.
It is quite gratifying to see people rallying behind the farmers in places like Brisbane. It's a shame all levels of government do not share the generosity many people, many who have never been to a farm or seen a cow, exhibit.

Many thanks to you for starting this thread.

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Old 08-18-2018, 08:37:40 PM
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Yes well it annoys me that there has been very little reported in the West Australian media regarding the dire drought conditions and then the devastating bush fires in NSW and southern Queensland . It, apart from the sympathy that I have for all those concerned , has a particular interest as i will be traversing the same said areas in the forthcoming weeks . I may well be disappointed in what I remember as lush green hill sides of the NSW south coast and what may present it's self to my vision now.
I will say in conclusion that although the popular media here in WA seem to be oblivious to the plight of those of you in the affected area's there are some ,such as myself who wish you well.
I have to refute this. It has been widely covered here and
loads of feed have been sent over with lots of fund raising and awareness. However, when the north eastern wheatbelt was in serious drought some years back not even the politicians over Canberra would acknowledge it. It was up to farmers around the state here to send them feed. Now that annoyed me!
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:04:23 PM
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I dunno which news Winchester has or hasn't been watching, but it's been on the news weekly. ABC radio was all over the relief convoy that went over last week. Reminded me of the Slim song "Flood of 95"

With three 1-in-100-year droughts in the last 20 years perhaps it's looking like climate change is going to turn land that was already reliant on favorable seasons to unworkable. Shame the Nationals (the "rural" party) helped their mates take an axe to the CSIRO and other science funding, when it's innovation and adaptation that will keep marginal land productive in the future.
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We've had some pretty bad ones over here too sadly a few have lost their life
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:24:39 AM
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ABC radio was all over the relief convoy that went over last week. Reminded me of the Slim song "Flood of 95"

With three 1-in-100-year droughts in the last 20 years perhaps it's looking like climate change is going to turn land that was already reliant on favorable seasons to unworkable.
Lets not start on the climate change nonsense and the ABC that is rather questionable with its self proclaimed "unbiased and impartial" reporting, every second comment on ABC radio has the words climate change or Donald Trump, unbiased and impartial?? more like fake news.
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Yes well I would repeat there was very little coverage of the bushfires on the NSW south coast.
The drought has been well and truly covered ................A friend in Bega lost their house , I have friends in Gerroa again not much coverage . However if you are interested in the left wing ABC ?
A good case for replacement and tempory housing using Seatainers
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I see a large convoy of trucks arrived in the east coast in the last few days, from Western Australia, loaded full of relief hay for the east coast farmers. That was a massive effort and a huge well done to them.
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There was talk about cancelling the Warwick Rodeo due to the drought. There's simply not enough close by healthy cattle that's needed to run the Warwick Gold Cup campdraft and the rest of the events at the rodeo.
The Warwick Rodeo is arguably the biggest rodeo in Australia and the Warwick Gold Cup is the biggest campdraft in Australia. It would be the first time either event have been cancelled (except for WWII) in it's history of over 100 years.

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There was talk about cancelling the Warwick Rodeo due to the drought. There's simply not enough close by healthy cattle that's needed to run the Warwick Gold Cup campdraft and the rest of the events at the rodeo.
The Warwick Rodeo is arguably the biggest rodeo in Australia and the Warwick Gold Cup is the biggest campdraft in Australia. It would be the first time either event have been cancelled (except for WWII) in it's history of over 100 years.

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Yes, it is said that this rodeo well may not eventuate this year putting the local rodeo clown out of work, thus less money to spend on engine restorations.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:45:26 AM
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Yes, it is said that this rodeo well may not eventuate this year putting the local rodeo clown out of work, thus less money to spend on engine restorations.
I didn't know they liked old engines too. What's their names and I'll try and catch up with them.
Gees they do a good job those clowns. They have more courage then the people on the animals that's for sure.
My old neighbour had a lot of bucking bulls. You wouldn't know it when you see them in the paddock. But when they get loaded onto his truck.....look out.

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Old 08-22-2018, 03:37:14 AM
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Yes, it is said that this rodeo well may not eventuate this year putting the local rodeo clown out of work, thus less money to spend on engine restorations.
Yes well there is an alternative!!
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Yes well there is an alternative!!
Well both the above mentioned clowns appear to be full of hot air but the alternative in the above post no doubt is the more employable.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:14:22 AM
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I think I will keep out of this one, Cheers, John
ps, Hi Winchester, haven't had that Coffee yet !!!
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Yes well John............Not yet sure of what date I will be departing Gerroa , nor of the route I will be taking .Rest assured I have your number and will enjoy a coffee with you
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Yes, it is said that this rodeo well may not eventuate this year putting the local rodeo clown out of work, thus less money to spend on engine restorations.
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Hello all
We just had 22mm of rain out at the farm yesterday. It may not sound like much but holly molly it's going to help things along for spring.
If we get some follow up rain.....

Cheers Scott
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The Manning Valley is still holding it's own but is suffering a little bit. For the very first time that I can remember the local showground here in Coopernook which is now a cow paddock has some wet lands area in it and they are dry with salt forming on top. Never seen this happen in the Valley before. We have been getting some rain lately, not a lot but just enough to hold off water restrictions. We are very fortunate here as the catchment area of the Manning River goes back over to the New England Tablelands and that is a big area.
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The drought has been covered over here very well by the media and "yes" some generous "sandgropers" have donated aid to the cause which is right and proper ! What "erks" a lot of western Australians though is that when we have a drought over here there is either NO or very little coverage of the same sort of event in the East. Its quite unusual for WA and the East, to have good years together or to have droughts together, usually if there is a drought in NSW (and other parts of East OZ) WA and sometimes SA will have a good year, and we hear reports every day about the plight of the drought stricken areas of the East (as we should) and actions are stirred up to help alleviate as much as possible the effects of the drought or at least to show solidarity with those who are affected. When however WA (or SA) has a drought, which usually happens to us when the East has a bumper year all we ever hear is how wonderful things are looking in NSW. I am no longer involved with the family farm, I have passed that on to my brother and his family but I have to tell you it gets very "gauling" at times !

(end of rant) !
That said I hope the rains come and something can be salvaged from a bad situation because I know from experience that it is an awful thing to go through a bad drought year.
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