Farmers find silver lining in rain clouds

ALL SMILES: Livestock agent Nathaniel Braebairn – from O’Connor and Graney – welcomes the rain that has soaked the region in recent days. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

THE multi-million dollar livestock sector is facing a bumper growing season in the wake of the drenching rains that have pummelled the region over the past week.

More than 50mm of rain has fallen in the Mount Gambier district this month, which is more than two-thirds of the average September rainfall.

While the rain bursts have damaged some crops and caused headaches for dairy farmers who are in the middle of calving, the heavy soakage is expected to extend the

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