No more sweat – bring on the wet!

Last week’s unseasonally hot weather, backed up with severe winds on the  Wednesday and Friday, saw quite a bit of land change hands. Weekend rainfall totals were not enough to do much more than dampen down the dust. Farmers are looking to the skies for an increasingly less likely Anzac Day break to the season. […]

Bringing gains to low rainfall systems

A nine-year study of the impact of livestock on paddock health and farm productivity in a low rainfall environment has revealed grazing generates multiple benefits for mixed enterprises. Conducted at Minnipa on the Eyre Peninsula, the study demonstrated many agronomic and financial advantages that can be achieved by incorporating livestock into the rotation. The long-term […]

Hart welcomes Emma as new regional intern

The Hart Field-Site Group has welcomed Emma Pearse as its new regional intern for 2018 while farewelling 2017 intern Dylan Bruce, who said he leaves with a load of experience and networks under his belt to continue his career in grains research. The regional internship has been jointly funded and supported by the Hart Field-Site […]

History of SA’s pastoral protector

REPORT: Primary Industries SA EARLY exploration of South Australia’s northern arid lands in the late 1830s and early 1940s was followed closely by pastoral occupation. The early settlers were unaware of two things – the capacity of the country to carry stock at sustainable levels, and the impact of the dingo on their sheep flocks. […]

Southern Saints make a statement

Eudunda/Robertstown Southern Saints made a statement at Clare on Saturday stunning the South Clare Demons to sneak home by 15 points. David Cluse was back in the drivers’ seat as coach of the Saints, Josh Freeman, Jayden Higgins and Ben Perkins were making their debuts and Dane Pfitzner and Sam Nietschke were back. Eamon Featherstonhaugh […]

Hawks soar straight to the top

The RSMU Hawks began the 2018 season in style on Saturday, smacking North Clare by 59 points at Riverton and soaring straight to the top rung. Roosters’ new captain Nick Rowe had no hesitation in pointing north after winning the toss with the aid of a 3-goal wind in damp conditions with Tom Stevens, Dallas […]

Rams off to a flyer

The BBH Rams made a flying start to the 2018 season at Mintaro on Saturday taking care of the Min/Man Eagles by 31 points. BBH had Robbie Bartee, Tim Torzsok and Blair Buchanan making their debuts for the club with Thomas Drew a welcome return and Casey Cooper was coaching his first game for the […]

Broughton Cup back at the Cats

The Broughton Cup is back in Cats territory after Blyth/Snowtown defeated the BSR Tigers by 16 points in the opening game of 2018 at Snowtown on Saturday. The Cats bolstered their list over the summer with Caleb Lloyd, Scott Atkinson, Tyson Salter and Cameron Giles all back and Ricky Wiseman was making his debut at […]

The name’s Austin 007

Balaklava’s John Tiller and his Austin 7 teammates, had success in their first outing in the Regularity Relay at the Eastern Creek track in NSW over the Easter weekend. From 35 teams, and with a combined total of 128 actual laps, the Austin 7 team came second with 283 points. The team consisted of regulars […]