So, what happens if we don't get any rain in July / August either ? In 1976 the water board cut off the supply for a few hours a day to conserve supplies. Dad had to fill churns when it was on to tip into cattle troughs later on. How will 2000 cow herds fair with this palaver ....the more switched on will presumably have their own borehole supply ? Fodder ? Second and third cut won't be up to much. Plenty of 2 acre paddocks been baled with small bales though.. Baling and wrapping grass in October/ November might save the day ? Folks start flogging cattle, will that depress markets ? Shortage of spuds / veg ? Unlikely, everyone's got irrigation these days haven't they ?. Will it keep up with evaporation in this heat though ? Just a few thoughts, no need to get upity, and accuse me of scaremongering / jealousy / not been progressive / trolling / rose tinted glasses / schadenfreude / etc, etc.