Northland has had a good week with sunshine during the day and showers at night. There is enough rain to keep pasture ticking over which means there's still good demand for store cattle at the sale yards.
The Central North Island was one of the few areas to receive some good rain from the thunder storms which rumbled over much of the North Island this week. In other regions you had to be lucky to have a cloud burst over your farm.
Feed is tight and dryland crops are showing moisture stress in parts of Canterbury that had no rainfall in November.