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Federation Monitoring Dry

February 4, 2008
Federation Monitoring Dry

Federated Farmers has today activated an 0800 number to monitor dry conditions around New Zealand.

The number, 0800 335 663, has been set up to support farmers who are having difficultly sourcing feed over the long hot summer.

Federation president Charlie Pedersen said: “Most farmers will have been through similar weather cycles before and will be well prepared.

“The Met Service has been great in predicting the weather accurately. If their long-term forecast remains correct we won’t see sustained rain in dry areas until April so farmers need to plan for this,” Mr Pedersen said.

The 0800 number will allow farmers to register demand for feed or if they have surplus feed supply they can register the type and amount available for purchase.

Members can also contact their local provincial president for advice.


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