Farmers who are just recovering from floods in Mid-Canterbury are relieved that predicted snowfalls have skipped the battered district as the cold front headed up the east coast. Mt Somers station owner David Acland who was hit hard by the flooding earlier this month says the day was “filthy cold” but the district had sunshine and blue skies. The biggest worry is the cold snap putting short term pressure on feed stocks as there was pressure on supplementary feed due to North and Mid-Canterbury flood damaged farmers also requiring supplies. Further south Lawrence farmer Mark Patterson says the expected snow did not cause any issues because farmers were well prepared.
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