While you might rightly point out that UK summer takes place during the Australian winter, it really doesn’t feel like that at the moment.
The video was taken from a drone above Burrabogie Livestock and Contracting’s flock of cattle and shows a water truck trying to get much-needed liquids into their cows.
Farmers in rural New South Wales and Queensland are facing financial ruin as the drought spreads, with inland areas have gone for weeks without rain.
“Farmers are getting out left, right and center. It’s gotten to the point where it’s cheaper to shoot your cows than it is to feed them,” Jason Maloney, a dairy farmer, told the BBC.
“No-one likes doing that. You’ve bred them from birth – they’ve been part of your life. But it gets to a point of no return.”
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology announced that the summer in Australia was the second warmest ever, while the autumn was then the among driest and warmest ever recorded.
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