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Snow-hit farmers call for help Southland farmers are hoping for sunshine after a prolonged southerly blast caused lamb losses in the tens of thousands
"It's a combination of oscillating driving wind, snow and rain that is doing the most damage to stock as well as sapping energy from farmers.
"Economically, we're also seeing a massive loss of our 2010/11 crop and on the worst affected farms, valuable breeding ewes as well," Rose said.
"You simply cannot make up these losses".
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