FARMERS throughout the south-west are smiling after rainfall of up to 28 millimetres in the region since early Sunday.
Woolsthorpe's Russell Selway said his properties had received up to 17mm from early Sunday until about 4pm yesterday.
About 14mm had fallen until 9am yesterday with another 3mm falling up until 4pm yesterday.
Mr Selway said the rain had already sprouted about 57 hectares (140 acres) of annual Italian ryegrass pasture he had dry-sown about a fortnight ago.
Another farmer at Woolsthorpe reported receiving 19mm of rain by early yesterday.
In Warrnambool, a spokesman for Agrimac farm machinery dealers in Caramut Road said its rain gauge had received about 20mm up until 4pm yesterday.
The spokesman said about 14mm fell from Sunday until yesterday morning and another 6mm fell throughout the day.
A spokesman for the Bureau of Meteorology said its weather station at Warrnambool airport, near Mailors Flat, had received 9.8mm from 9am Sunday until 5pm yesterday. During that same period Portland received 28.4mm, Hamilton 13mm and Mortlake 7.6mm.
A Camperdown farmer said his property had received 11mm from early Sunday to late afternoon yesterday.
Facebook users with The Standard late yesterday afternoon reported 14.5mm in Allansford, 9mm in Cobden and 7.5mm to early yesterday in Carpendeit.
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