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Record rains, soggy paddocks bring out WA's best bogs

By Tim Wong-See, Tuesday July 27, 2021 - 05:48 AEST
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WA's "best bogs" are being celebrated as the south of the state deals with record rains. - ABC

It's enough to spark a laugh and encourage comradery ? the sight of wheels sinking into wet muddy paddocks.

As southern WA endures a winter with higher than average rainfall, an agricultural business in the Great Southern region is providing light relief for farmers.

The Kojonup Agricultural Supplies "bogged competition" is open to farmers in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt region and has received over 60 submissions so far.

Competition organiser Shayden Gardner says entries have flooded in from Newdegate and Frankland River in the Great Southern and Bridgetown and Darkan in the Wheatbelt.

"Everyone can have a bit of a laugh," she said.

"It's a feel-good thing for the farmers.

"We decided back in April to start the competition when we had about 80 millimetres dumped on us in about a day."

Ms Gardner said a Kojonup farmer recorded 509mm of rain since January this year, which was near the all-time record of 563mm in 1917.

The people's choice winner will be crowned based on the number of Facebook likes on the business page, while the partner's pick award will be decided by Ms Gardner's staff at the end of the month.


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