Jim makes the move

The congregations of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Balaklava and St John’s Lutheran Church in Auburn bid farewell to pastor Jim Bryan on Sunday, during his final church services. Jim and his wife Colleen, will be retiring to Tanunda in the next week or so, after living and ministering in their community for the past […]

Little Red Grape’s double celebration

FIRST birthday celebrations were on a roll last Thursday, November 15, when the owners of The Little Red Grape Bakery in Sevenhill marked one year in business. Owners, Jackie Pittaway and Steve Watson, said the first year had flown by and had been quite an experience. “It has been a hectic but rewarding year, and […]

Roger gets ruthless with rats

Mallala farmer, Roger Davies, had a rat problem. He recently managed to shoot 16 in his barn, and the following day, dispatched three more. But it was with great satisfaction he told me he followed that up by drowning six juveniles and 14 adults he found housed in an old bag filler. It was full […]

Rancona® Dimension still a success

In 2014, Roger Baines went looking for solutions to the bare patches appearing in his cereal crops. Four years later, he stands by the product that’s helped solve his problem. Baines Bros Farms in Cummins SA is a mixed farming enterprise of 1000 ha cropping and 3000 breeding Merino ewes. Roger grows wheat, barley and […]

Fitness tracker for cows to help farmers

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and agtech startup Ceres Tag have created a new type of ‘fitbit’ to help farmers to keep track of where their livestock are and what they are doing. The new technology, which takes the form of a smart ear tag, produces similar data to that delivered by consumer smart watches. […]

Owen stuns Hamley Bridge

DIVISION ONE In a low scoring affair, Owen ended Hamley Bridge’s unbeaten run with an upset six shot win with two rinks up. Neil Harkness (O) accounted for Mal O’Brien (HB) 25-13; Graham Simpson (O) defeated Harry Frencken (HB) 22-15, while Hamley’s rink points were gained by Andy Lemmon (HB) who beat Tim Harkness (O) […]