7 Oct 2010

Flush of feed now expected

6:10 am on 7 October 2010

Southern sheep farmers are being advised to plan for an expected flush of grass, especially if they now have fewer mouths to feed.

Dr John Smart from Clutha Vets says the weather has significantly improved over the past week which will allow grass growth to come away.

Because some farmers have lost hundreds or thousands of lambs, as well as ewes in last month's storms, he says they are likely to end up with a surplus of grass.