North Cowie offers more bam for your ram

North Cowie’s 30th annual on-property ram auction at Warooka is coming up on Wednesday, July 26, with a good display of rams on offer. This year, 250 Merino and Poll Merino rams will be offered, with private selection rams also available after the sale. “Our aim is to breed large framed, plain-bodied, good-doing sheep with […]

Orrie Cowie raises the Baa

Orrie Cowie at Warooka, is renowned for producing large framed, heavy cutting sheep carrying waxy, well nourished, bright, white, stylish and soft handling wool; profit making genetics in all environs, but especially advantageous in challenging higher rainfall or dusty areas. For principals, Dennis and Heather Dalla and son John, there is no better recommendation than […]

BAYER/CRT iGives to Balaklava High

Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd has again joined forces with Combined Rural Traders (CRT)/ Platinum Ag Services, to reach out to local communities across Australia through its iGiveLocal Communtiy Support program. Bayer, together with Platinum Ag Services Balaklava, presented Balaklava High School with a cheque for $500 to help agricultural studies ‘make a positive impact on […]

SA rainfall has been hit and miss

It was another interesting week in SA with rain falling across parts of the state and the markets continuing to rally, before softening to end the week as a result of futures coming off in the US. Some areas of the state had a good drink over the past week reporting up to two inches, […]

Deb steps back from RBS

Producers across the Upper North, Mid North, Barossa and Kangaroo Island regions are better equipped to manage change, adjust to business challenges, improve profitability and plan for the future thanks to the decade-long efforts of Rural Business Support’s Deb Purvis, who has stepped back from her role as senior rural financial counsellor (Clare). Deb has […]

New mower for Burra Golf Club

Burra Golf Club was presented with a certificate last Wednesday by Federal Member for Stuart, Mr Dan van Holst Pellekaan, following the successful application for funding through the Office of Recreation. The club received a grant for $3400 through the Active Club Program which was put toward the purchase of a ride-on mower. The Active […]

A decade of Wool, Wine & Wheat fund

Ten years of the Wool Wine and Wheat committee and its work in helping local youth achieve their dreams by awarding education scholarships was celebrated in Clare recently. WWW raises money through donations and fundraising, and over the past decade has raised $192,048 and supported 70 students from across the district to pursue further education, […]

Pannells at last break through Balak barrier

THE Balaklava track has been a very unhappy hunting ground for Murray Bridge trainers, Deane and Annette Pannell. Until last week, it had been more than 50 years since they had last tasted success at the track. That all changed on Wednesday, when their sole runner for the afternoon, Midsomer Barnaby, galloped home from last […]

Zonta Club of Clare celebrates 15 years

The Zonta Club of Clare and Districts celebrated its 15th birthday in June with a lunch meeting that also included the induction of the club’s new board for 2017/18. The new board comprises president Debra MacKenzie, secretary Nan Berrett, treasurer Jayne Dawson and board members Juliette Ninnes (immediate past president), Deb Keleher, Elizabeth Calvert, Debbie […]

Jamestown’s sheep market cancelled

Tomorrow’s (July 20) monthly sheep market at Jamestown has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers. Landmark Jamestown stock agent Tom Allen said it was not unusual for sale stock numbers to be low at this time of year, with last year’s July market also cancelled, but expected the August 17 market to go ahead as […]