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Weather Watch

Posted by Bestprac on Jan 22 2012

Susan and Ben Carn run a 10,000 hectare property just out of Quorn in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

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Whilst they can get rainfall of up to 300ml in the hills and 250ml in the plain country, it can be very unreliable and increasingly so during autumn and winter.

Rainfall patterns also seem to be changing, from a predominately winter pattern to more summer rainfall.

We all know that managing climate variability is critical to the success of any farming enterprise. The question then becomes: How do you give yourself the best chance of success? It’s this question that prompted Susan Carn to look at how they make decisions on their property. 

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