Moo-ving stock to higher ground
ROSS Clarkson farms seven hectares in Little Pratten St, in Warwick, and has resigned himself to the loss of a forage sorghum crop after Monday's flood.
Mr Clarkson moved his Angus cattle to higher ground and a small enclosure at 1.30pm Sunday.
With the rain continuing, he also moved his tractor up the street.
In the early hours of Monday, he checked the rising river height on his computer and was back at the farm before daylight.
At 6.30am, he and some helpers moved his cattle up Little Pratten St to a small yard he secured with an electric fence.
One plough was about to go underwater early Monday but it didn't expect it to be damaged.
He had just planted a forage sorghum crop before the flood.
"Water will lie in the paddock after the flood so I will lose the crop," he said.
He doesn't expect as much damage as two years ago as most of the problem water on Monday morning was from the Condamine River and not Rosenthal Creek to the west and south.