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Thursday
Jan212016

Water shortages in SW Vic affect red meat farmers

A prime lamb producer in Pigeon Ponds, Mr Leeming said neighbours were lining up at community bores and carting water most days.

Many of the region's producers rely solely on surface dams for livestock, so much of the water they cart evaporates or is absorbed into the ground.

The stories of hardship extend from the South Australian border through Casterton, Dergholm, Edenhope and Coleraine.

Mr Leeming said issues were spreading even further.

"Ararat, for example, on the other side of the Grampians has had there years of absolutely no surface run-off," he said.

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