PHOTOS: Sowing underway as farmers hopeful for strong season ahead

PHOTOS: Sowing underway as farmers hopeful for strong season ahead


Photos show farmers are preparing for this year's season.


Farmers across southern Australia have begun sowing with expectations yield returns could be far greater this season given the wet start to 2020.

Photos shared on Instagram to #StockandLand show farmers are well underway to planting a variety of crops across Victoria, southern NSW and eastern SA.

Mark Merrett, Merret Contracting, shared a photo of a trial at Kavina in Victoria's far west where he was rolling harrows on the back of his discs preparing a paddock to be sown with barley.

Regular photo contributor Miles Parry, Powlett Plains, snapped a photo of of his setup ready to plant oats, similar to Katie Doyle, Ardlethan, NSW, whose family planted oats in the western Riverina.

Meanwhile, SA farmer Carly McCallum shared a snap of dry sowing at Willowie with hopes plenty of rain will fall after two ordinary, dry and dusty years.

In central Gippsland, mixed farmer Stu Jennings shared a photo from the cabin of his tractor levelling a paddock, preparing it to be sown with a grass in the coming weeks.

Share your photos from around the farm whether it be cropping or livestock or something that highlights why you love where you live.

Photos can be shared to Instagram #StockandLand or through Stock & Land's Facebook page.


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