This has been a tough year for Scott McCamley.
This has been a tough year for Scott McCamley. Kathleen Calderwood

Yesterday's rain a welcome sight for Dululu grazier

THE sight of clouds gathering and rain falling was a welcome relief for Scott McCamley yesterday.

The 16mm that fell Sunday was swiftly followed by 14mm yesterday morning.

Scott, who runs Brahmans on his property near Dululu about 110km south of Rockhampton, said it was the first decent rain since Cyclone Marcia.

"This is nice soaking rain," he said. "It's beautiful. We want it to keep up all day and for the rest of the week would be lovely."

Scott said they would normally get enough rain through winter to sustain them, but this had been tough this year.

He said their stock was doing okay now, but would have had to be hand fed if there hadn't been any rain, something which was both a big financial and labour-intensive commitment.

While there's a little flutter of hope when storm clouds gather, Scott joked he didn't get too optimistic about rain.

"You try not to look in case you scare it away," he said.

"You never know from one storm to the next who's going to get it."



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