22-02-2013 08:53 AM | New Zealand

Big dry forces farmers to sell stock

Dry weather has forced many farmers to sell their stock much earlier than usual - and there are fears things will get worse.

Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills said farmers were becoming concerned at the conditions in several areas, with many in the central North Island and parts of the south being forced to take action to cope.

"I've travelled a fair bit this last couple of weeks and I can say ... I'm seeing farmers doing what they should do in situations like this.
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