Bumper year for farmers


MANSFIELD farmers have been spared the feed crisis crippling Australia, with well-timed rain resulting in one of the best hay seasons seen in decades.

Hay contractors have been busy cutting, raking and baling as farmers scramble to make room in sheds that were barren just months earlier.

Twelve months ago, hay was being bought into the district from across the country, with many choosing to offload stock in an attempt to ride out the conditions.

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