Growth has strengthened slightly in the last week, though the main subject of conversation among farmers has been the volume of rain that has fallen.

Even the driest farms are experiencing difficulty with grazing. We have had multiple reports of cattle coming indoors in the midlands and on the west coast. To the east, farmers are working in short, sharp grazing blocks and standing cattle off in yards or on roadways during heavy rainfall, to try and keep grazing on track and maximise grass utilisation.