Posted by: gaiatahoe | February 1, 2014

New Zealand Suffering Biggest Drought in 30 Years – weather.com

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See images of one of the worst droughts in recent memory in New Zealand.

 

Dairy farmer John Rose has sent more than 100 of his cows to the slaughterhouse over recent weeks as a severe drought browned pastures in New Zealand’s normally verdant North Island.

 

He had to thin his herd so the remaining 550 cows have enough to eat, and he’s supplementing their diet with ground palm kernel as the grass in his fields withers.

 

“We try and make sure they’ve got water and shade during the day and do the best we can for them,” he said. “It’s very hard to remember when the last rainfall was… (click title for more)

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