Cropper praying for a ‘decent’ season after three floods
CATTLE farmers on the flood plain are simply praying for a decent season after three floods in three years.
Bruce Green owns a mixed farm just south of the Lawrence Bridge.
Mr Green said the flood wiped out soy beans, damaged the newly planted cane crop and covered grazing pastures in flood mud.
"We won't get any bulk of feed until next spring without successful winter crops," Mr Green said.
He said he sent most of his cattle to agistment near Ebor, halfway between Grafton and Armidale.
He already sent others to the abattoir.
"The only spare ground we had at the height of the flood was about a sixteenth of an acre that I raised myself," Mr Green said.
His farming colleague Dallas Chard had his entire farm at Ulmarra submerged in floodwaters.
"It was all under water so how do you reckon I faired?" Mr Chard said.