[14 July/ Business Day: NZ Farmer]

North Canterbury farmers who had dealt with a long and hard drought would face more tough decisions when it finally ended. Federated Farmers Provincial President, Lynda Murchison said the grass on farms was dead and weedy and there would have to be a lot of re-grassing once it rained, giving farmers a decision to make on how much to resow. Ms Murchison added that another challenge was to find the stock required because there was not a huge supply of breeding ewes and hoggets.