Feed is starting to run low in parts of Otago as the region grapples with ongoing dry conditions.
NIWA’s says there are dry to extremely dry conditions in large portions of the northwestern and lower South Island.
Hamish Bielski’s sheep and beef farm is one of the driest parts of the region between Balclutha and Clinton.
“We are boarding on extremely dry. It’s very challenging conditions. We’ve been through a lot of dry years since I’ve been here but this is probably one of the worst because it’s been a lot earlier than the other ones.
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“In 2020 a drought was declared in January but then …