Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | August 14, 2016

Changing seasons at Patoka Station

The seasons are changing at Patoka Station and less reliable rainfall is affecting the way it’s farmed.

Crosse Ben and Suzie with steers

It looks green but the grass is much shorter than normal for late winter. That picture is about to change, though owners Ben and Suzie Crosse are unaware of it as they discuss their upcoming lambing, starting from August 31. A storm is approaching the central North Island and will dump 190mm of freezing-cold rain on the 1200ha farm.

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