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Re: Despite temperatures over 40 degree C, farmers muster sheep. 04.01.13
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 09:55:28 PM »
I vote for laziness and negligence.

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Re: Despite temperatures over 40 degree C, farmers muster sheep. 04.01.13
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 05:35:15 PM »
What possible excuse do these people have for not shearing sheep BEFORE summer heatwaves!

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Despite temperatures over 40 degree C, farmers muster sheep. 04.01.13
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 05:24:27 PM »
Sheep swelter as South Australia prepares for extreme fire conditions By Flint Duxfield

Friday, 04/01/2013

South eastern Australia will be on high alert for bushfires today with predictions of strong winds and temperatures above 40 degrees.

Large parts of South Australia and Victoria have been given a catastrophic or extreme fire danger rating with the hottest temperatures expected in the north-west of South Australia.

Irene Marshall at Bulgannia station, 750 kilometres north west of Adelaide is expecting temperatures of 47 degrees today as she musters 30,000 sheep for shearing.

She says despite the fire danger, she welcomes the wind which is needed to pump water to keep her sheep alive.

"We do get fires mainly due to lightening strikes during storms. We had quite a few fires last year but we need the wind much more than we're worried about fires."

"If the wind drops away for a few days we have to then run around to set up pump jacks on all the bores to try and keep the water up."
   A farmer uses a quad bike to muster sheep across a country road. height=227 Mustering continues despite the heat  (Andrew Phillips )
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