Heavy rain and wind this week brought winter housing closer for many farmers. Many herds had to be housed for periods. More heavy rain is forecast for early next week. Spur roadways are useful for getting to the backs of paddocks. These can be either permanent – 1m wide stone track – or temporary. On drier land, the temporary track is probably sufficient, but on heavier soils a permanent track is worthwhile as it will be needed more often. Slip into lighter covers during wet weather – 1,300kg DM/ha to 1,500kgDM/ha is easier to graze in wet weather than 2,000kgDM/ha.